Craig Aaron

Craig Aaron has led Free Press and the Free Press Action Fund since 2011. 

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Trump FCC’s Plan to End Net Neutrality Rests on Alternative Facts and Empty Promises

Two years after passing landmark net neutrality rules, the FCC is poised to undo them.

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Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai testifies during the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission. O n Wednesday, the head of Donald Trump’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) previewed his plan to undo net neutrality, the principle that protects the open internet from blocking, slowdowns, and censorship. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s move threatens to erase one of the most important public-interest victories of the Obama years, defang a much-needed watchdog, and leave people everywhere at the mercy of the country’s most-hated phone and cable companies. Pai, a former Verizon lawyer Trump elevated in January, has long been an enemy of the open internet. He sees his job as representing the interests of the powerful corporations that used to cut his checks. He doesn’t care about the millions of people who pushed the FCC to pass landmark net neutrality rules and restore its authority...