New FCC Chairman Could End Net Neutrality and Many Internet Enterprises

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Donald Trump is elevating FCC member Ajit Pai to succeed Thomas Wheeler as the new chairman of the regulatory agency.  While Wheeler helped create what’s known as “Net Neutrality” Pai says he wants to dismantle it.  Pai has also opposed other FCC actions including privacy protections.  Net Neutrality rules prevent Internet Service Providers from picking favorites among content providers and from throttling down data rates.  A dismantling of those rules could boost the prospects for major players who can afford to pay for carriage, but kill off thousands of startup Internet enterprises.

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Gary is an award-winning journalist who has been covering technology since IBM introduced its first personal computer in 1981. Beginning at NBC News, then at ABC News, Ziff Davis, CNN, and Fox Business Network. Kaye has a history of “firsts”. He was the first to bring a network television crew to the Comdex Computer Show, the first technology producer on ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, the first to produce live coverage of the Solar Power International Conference, and the creator of the Fox Business Network signature series, “Three Days In The Valley”. Along the way he created the History Channel Multimedia Classroom. He has been a contributor to both AARP’s website and to AARP radio, as well as to a handful of other print and web-based publications where he specializes in issues involving boomers/seniors and technology. He has been a featured speaker and moderator at industry events such as the Silvers Summit and Lifelong Tech Conferences at CES, the M-Enabling Health Summit, and the What’s Next Baby Boomer Business Summit. His column, “Technology Through Our Eyes” appears in half a dozen newspapers and websites across the country.

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