What you need to know
- FCC chair Ajit Pai has announced his intention to step down from the body next year.
- His departure is set for January 20, 2021.
- Pai presided over the FCC for four years, beginning in 2017.
FCC head, Ajit Pai, is set to leave the body in January 2021 with the exit of the Trump Administration. Pai would have served in his role as the FCC chairman for four years when he leaves, and stands as the only FCC chair under the administration.
Commenting on his exit, Pai shared the following remarks:
Pai also shared his appreciation of the FCC staff and the contribution of the commission towards the expansion of 5G coverage in the country.
Pai presided over the FCC through some of its most controversial decisions including its successful campaign against net neutrality in 2017. He also watched over the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, two of America's then-four largest carriers.
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