Net neutrality repeal roadshow
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will make the case for his net neutrality rollback, the “Restoring Internet Freedom” order, before a friendly audience today at an event organized by the R Street Institute and Lincoln Network. The order would jettison rules that bar internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon from blocking or slowing web traffic or creating so-called paid internet fast lanes. Republican FCC Commissioners Mike O’Rielly and Brendan Carr as well as Acting FTC Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen are due to speak at the gathering as well. Pai is slated to talk at 1:30 p.m.; watch the livestream, here.