Inspector General Says FCC Was Not Hit By DDoS Attack
An investigation conducted by the Inspector General shows that the FCC never suffered from a DDoS attack last year, as it claimed, when the agency began accepting public comments about its plans to neuter net neutrality. Instead, the system was overwhelmed by those wishing to voice their opinions. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai blamed the issue on the “prior administration.” FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel didn’t pull any punches. “The Inspector General Report tells us what we knew all along: the FCC’s claim that it was the victim of a DDoS attack during the net neutrality proceeding is bogus. What happened instead is obvious — millions of Americans overwhelmed our online system because they wanted to tell us how important internet openness is to them and how distressed they were to see the FCC roll back their rights. It’s unfortunate that this agency’s energy and resources needed to be spent debunking this implausible claim.” Under Pai’s leadership, the FCC’s net neutrality rulez were nixed in June.
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FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai today said President Donald Trump has selected him to serve as the FCC's 34th Chairman. "I am deeply grateful to the President of the United States," said Pai in a statement posted to his Twitter account.
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The FCC today voted on party lines to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality regulations. The vote was led by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who was supported by his fellow Republican Commissioners Brendan Carr and Michael O'Reilly.
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President Donald Trump today nominated former FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to retake her seat with the agency. Rosenworcel served on the commission for several years under the Obama Administration.
Mar 7, 2017
President Donald Trump today renominated Ajit Pai to the Federal Communications Commission. Pai has been running the agency since the January departure of former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, even though Pai's official tenure at the FCC ended in the middle of 2016.