FCC Chairman receives standing ovation at the NAB Show
The FCC chair has proposed $954M to help fix comms networks there, but critics aren't happy with his efforts
Plan set to provide $954 million for communication networks
FCC chair Ajit Pai said the FCC will be holding two spectrum auctions in short order, which means next November and soon thereafter.
About six months after Hurricane Maria made landfall and three months after an initial trip to the islands, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced a follow-up trip to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to review recovery efforts of the islands’ communications facilities.
The FCC's Inspector General late last year agreed to open an investigation into FCC chair Ajit Pai's handling of the Sinclair Broadcasting-Tribune Media merger and related media ownership deregulatory decisions.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai relied on an out-of-this-world quote to describe how his agency is addressing the real-world lack of diversity in the communications industry during remarks presented today at the MMTC 9th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit in Washington, D.C.
“It’s a simple proposition: the media ownership regulations of 2017 should match the media marketplace of 2017,” said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.
A group of Democratic senators and representatives have asked the Inspector General of the FCC to open an investigation on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s handling of the proposed Sinclair-Tribune merger, raising questions about Pai’s “objectivity and impartiality.”
More than a month after Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai made a two-day visit to the island to understand the recovery efforts still in progress.
Following President Trump’s tweets last week that NBC News should have its licensed reviewed in response to a negative story about the president, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has come out and said that “under the law, the FCC doesn’t have the authority to revoke a license of a broadcast station based on the content of a particular newscast.”
Congress wants the repack schedule to remain unchanged as made evident by a letter from nearly five dozen members of Congress, Republicans and Democrats, which was sent to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.
As broadcasters and communication services are still deep in the recovery process in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has issued a new proposal with the goal of helping carriers to rebuilt their networks more quickly.
Despite some posturing by some Democrats about the re-nomination of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, his continuation in the role seems to be coming soon as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has filed cloture, according to Hill sources.
As people and broadcasters in Texas are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he will visit Texas Tuesday, Sept. 5, to inspect the damage and meet with those working on the recovery efforts.