FCC Chief Ajit Pai expected to unveil new net neutrality plans on Wednesday

Pai will begin the process to scrap the Obama-era net neutrality rules.

Ajit Pai (Courtesy of twitter)

The Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is expected to announce a new net neutrality plan on Wednesday in a speech to conservative group FreedomWorks at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

Pai will begin the process to scrap the Obama-era net neutrality rules and may articulate a replacement, Recode reported.

According to the report, the FCC Chief is expected to incorporate suggestions from tech giants, telecom companies and public-interest advocates on an alternative legal approach for net neutrality and a formal exchange could begin next month.

Last week, Pai met executives from top tech companies including Facebook, Apple and Intel. He discussed his plans to unwind the aspect of net neutrality. He told reporters that the discussions were constructive and he believes that the companies wanted to find a “common ground.”

Pai, who vehemently opposes FCC’s approach to net neutrality, earlier made it clear that even though he supports a set of net neutrality principles, he is against the 2015 Open Internet Order.

The FCC moved to impose the no-blocking, no-throttling and no-discrimination rules on Internet service providers under former Democratic Chairman Tom Wheeler and, as a Republican commissioner, Pai voted against the 2015 rules.

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