Wireless Industry News » FCC’s Pai set to ‘modernize’ FCC rules, ‘cut red tape’ for broadcasters and cable companies
LAS VEGAS—Articulating his laissez faire regulatory philosophies in broad strokes to a cheering throngs of broadcast-industry denizens in an NAB keynote address Tuesday morning, new Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai promised to “modernize” FCC rules, “cut red tape” and generally “give broadcasters the tools they need to better serve their audiences."
“The last thing broadcast needs are outdated rules standing in their way,” he said to loud applause. “We want to make sure the rules match the reality of 2017, not 1987.
Pai said agency commissioners will begin a “comprehensive review” of rules affecting broadcasters, cable operators and satellite TV companies this spring. “We’re going to see if certain rules should be modified to provide regulatory relief for small business,” said Pai, who took over for the more heavy-handed Tom Wheeler in January. Read More