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CTA Applauds President Trump’s Decision to Renominate Ajit Pai as FCC Chairman

Arlington, VA – March 7, 2017 – 

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, regarding President Trump’s renomination of Ajit Pai as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC):

“We thank President Trump for recognizing the value, foresight and support for American innovation that Ajit Pai brings to the FCC. As the administration implements its executive order to identify unnecessarily burdensome rules and eliminate them, Chairman Pai’s firm adherence to and application of regulatory forbearance will ensure the commission focuses on rules that promote competition, innovation and flexibility.

“We look forward to working with Chairman Pai for many years to come to better deliver the anytime/anywhere access that consumers now demand and expand broadband access and digital opportunity to all Americans. And we ask the Senate to enable an efficient confirmation process.”

In January, Commissioner Pai spoke at CES 2017 about critical regulatory and policy issues including spectrum allocation, the Internet of Things, regulatory reform, disruptive innovation and technological convergence.