President Trump has nominated FCC chairman Ajit Pai for a second five-year term at the commission, according to Axios and Politico. Pai’s current term ended last June, though he’s be able to stick around through the end of the year even without reconfirmation.
While there’s nothing particularly surprising about this, it at least indicates that Trump is happy with Pai’s first month on the job. During that time, he’s made quick work on scaling back net neutrality — okaying zero rating, halting privacy rules, and lifting transparency requirements. He’s also suggested pretty strongly that he’d like to see Title II reclassification be reversed.
The nomination comes just days after Pai sat down with the president for a meeting, during which...
via The Verge