Comcast, AT&T, and industry lobbyist groups representing ISPs are heaping praise on Ajit Pai, who was appointed Federal Communications Commission chairman by President Donald Trump yesterday. Pai, a Republican commissioner and former lawyer for Verizon, has vowed to undo net neutrality rules
and opposed numerous consumer protection regulations passed under his
predecessor Tom Wheeler. With Republicans taking control of the
commission, Pai has promised “to remove outdated and unnecessary regulations” imposed on ISPs.