By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 1-9-21

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who is exiting the Commission Jan. 20, said his reforms of the agency since taking over in 2017 have fundamentally changed the FCC for the better.

In a virtual address to the Free State Foundation, Pai took something of a victory lap, outlining the ways he thought his process reforms had made the agency more transparent and effective, by clearing out the regulatory underbrush, a pledge he made early on….

Pai dismissed his critics as generally being outsiders “lobbing complaints” from a “comfortable perch on the outside,” dismissing them as “talking heads, Twitter ‘experts,’ and others.…”

By contrast, he argued, he had been in the arena and put in the work, first as a staffer, and then commissioner and chairman. » Read More