One of the excesses of the Obama administration was the tendency to create regulations that stopped good things from happening. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), under the leadership of Chairman Ajit Pai, has taken an important step toward rolling back one of these excesses, or the so-called net neutrality rules.
The rise of drama in regulatory decision-making has been a major contributor to the decline of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over the past few years. If articles in major newspapers over the past few days are to be believed, the forces that gave rise to regulatory theater at the agency are continuing to press their spectacle. Let’s hope Chairman Ajit Pai and his colleagues Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Michael O’Rielly continue to fight back and return the agency to its former solid analytical footing.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai placed a stake in the ground on Wednesday, committing himself to fix the lack of economics at the agency. Speaking at the Hudson Institute, Pai announced that he is forming the Office of Economics and Data (OED) at the FCC. This is a good first step.