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Federal Communications Chairman Announces Widely-Anticipated ‘Net Neutrality’ Speech on Wednesday

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WASHINGTON, April 25, 2017 – The Federal Communications Commission announced that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will speak Wednesday afternoon at the Newseum, at an event hosted by the free-market Freedom Works, to lay out his approach to reversing the agency’s “open internet” order under his predecessor, former Chairman Tom Wheeler.

The event will be livestreamed at https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2017/04/chairman-pai-speech-future-internet-regulation, is expected to serve as a rallying cry for both critics and supporters of the net neutrality rules.

Meanwhile, House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats announced that Democratic FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn will join them at a news respond to Chairman Pai’s perspective. They will stress the importance of preserving the FCC’s net neutrality rules, which require all internet traffic be treated equally.

From the FCC’s press release:

WHAT: Speech on Future of Internet Regulation

WHO: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, with remarks by FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. ET.

WHERE: Newseum, Capitol Terrace Dining Room, 2nd Floor, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. (Enter via Group Entrance)

From the Democrats’ press release: 

WHAT: News Conference Reacting to Chairman Pai’s Net Neutrality Announcement

WHO:

  • Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr., D-NJ
  • FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn
  • Communications & Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle, D-Penn.
  • Doris Matsui, D-Calif.
  • Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 26, at 3:30 p.m. ET.

WHERE: The House Triangle

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