On Wednesday Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Council, announced his plan to eliminate net neutrality rules put in place by the Obama administration in 2015. After his announcement, he joined Ben Domenech in studio to discuss internet regulation, privacy issues, cable cord-cutters, and rickrolling.
“Net neutrality, if it means a free and open internet, is something that everybody agrees upon,” Pai said. “We had a free and open internet before Title II. That is the dividing line…Title II is the wrong regulatory framework to preserve that value.”
Domenech and Pai discussed the relationship between consumers and corporations, including privacy of users, 5G networks, and cable bundles. “At the end of the day it’s going to settle, I hope, where the consumer is the one who is paying a lower price for the content that he or she wants.”