Ajit Pai is probably the most hated man on the planet, and someone even remotely close to him is probably hated as well. The net neutrality battle is reaching its climax and it’s not good for anyone.
On December 14, FCC voted to repeal the net neutrality rules set by Obama’s administration, they won the battle in a 3-2 vote. The outcome of this voting was already predicted since the other two commissioners are loyal to Ajit Pai, the chairman of the FCC.
People are now mistakenly tagging Indian Ajit Pai in their comments.
This Ajit Pai is from Goa, India, and he’s a DJ. He’s very unlucky to share his name with one of the most hated men today, the head of FCC. Although many users warned that this is not the “real” Ajit Pai, there are still some misguided comments.
The successful Indian DJ is getting a lot of recognition lately, mostly negative but there’s no such thing as bad PR, right?
“Publicity is the very soul of justice. It is the keenest spur to exertion, and the surest of all guards against improbity.” – Jeremy Bentham
The DJ version of Ajit Pai is now considered as the “good” version of the same person.
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn closes her remarks on the #NetNeutrality vote: "What saddens me the most today is that the agency that is supposed to protect you is actually abandoning you." pic.twitter.com/AHtRZnXMSY
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 14, 2017
Clyburn and Rosenworcel are the only two FCC commissioners who actually tried to save the net neutrality. Today, they’re considered as “internet heroes,” and they really deserve it.
Their statements about net neutrality
“Many have asked, what happens next? How will all of this – Net Neutrality, my internet experience, look after today? My answer is simple. When the current protections are abandoned, and the rules that have been officially in place since 2015 are repealed, we will have a Cheshire cat version of net neutrality. We will be in a world where regulatory substance fades to black, and all that is left is a broadband provider’s toothy grin and those oh so comforting words: we have every incentive to do the right thing. What they will soon have, is every incentive to do their own thing.”
“Now the results of throwing out your Net Neutrality protections, may not be felt right away. Most of us will get up tomorrow morning and over the next week, wade through hundreds of headlines, turn away from those endless prognosticators, and submerge ourselves in a sea of holiday bliss. But what we have wrought will one day be apparent and by then, when you really see what has changed, I fear, it may not only be too late to do anything about it, because there will be no agency empowered to address your concerns. This item insidiously ensures the FCC will never be able to fully grasp the harm it may have unleashed on the internet ecosystem. And that inability might lead decisionmakers to conclude, that the next internet startup that failed to flourish and attempted to seek relief, simply had a bad business plan, when in fact what was missing was a level playing field online.” Huffington post, excerpt from Mignon Clyburn’s statement.
Excerp from Rosenworcel’s statement
“We’re told don’t worry, competition will save us. But the FCC’s own data show that our broadband markets are not competitive. Half of the households in this country have no choice of broadband provider. So if your broadband provider is blocking websites, you have no recourse. You have nowhere to go.”
The 3 “musketeers” of FCC proved that they really don’t care about public’s opinion.
“Commissioner O’Reilly and Ajit Pai literally laughing at #NetNeutrality comments that pleaded to save Net Neutrality because they’re “not obligated to listen to them” and “we don’t understand that.”