INCOMPAS Statement on Ajit Pai Departure from the FCC
WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 30, 2020) – Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced his plans to depart the Commission in January. In response, INCOMPAS CEO Chip Pickering released the following statement:
“Leaders are defined by moments of great crisis, and Chairman Pai has earned his place in history for his tremendous role in uniting our industry to help keep Americans connected when it mattered most. Rising to meet the moment, Chairman Pai’s COVID response helped save lives, save businesses and save the sanity for millions of families stuck at home and dependent on internet connections for work and school.
“Chairman Pai’s time as chairman helped expand connectivity options for new innovators and will be remembered for his commitment to helping bridge the digital divide for rural Americans. While we didn’t always agree on the role of competition, Chairman Pai and his team conducted honest and transparent policy debates, and vigorously defended their positions with creativity, care and substance.
“We thank him for his service, and wish him and his family well in future endeavors.”