By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 2-26-18

FCC chairman Ajit Pai talked up the “entrepreneurial spirit of markets” over the “all-knowing vortex of government.

That came in a panel session Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, where Pai, preaching to a conservative choir, appeared briefly on a panel with his fellow Republican FCC Commissioners, Michael O’Rielly and Brendan Carr.

Pai said it was that spirit that would get broadband to rural areas and entrepreneurs from the drawing table to the board , as well as promote advancements in healthcare and education.

He said his FCC recognizes the power of citizens rather than that of a few unelected bureaucrats.

Pai said closing the digital divide was the FCC’s prime directive and “unleashing” the human capital in rural areas would have both economic and societal benefits.» Read More