One Year Later: How Trump Has Changed Telecom Policy

By Kelcee Griffis (October 31, 2017, 9:00 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump's victory last November set a radical new trajectory for communications policy, reversing course on Obama-era initiatives including net neutrality and charting a deregulatory future for telecommunications policy.

While many of Trump's legislative and policy initiatives remain gridlocked, the communications sector has seen a dramatic sea change. The Federal Communications Commission, under the leadership of Trump's pick for chairman, Ajit Pai, is poised to roll back a slate of media ownership regulations and has already "taken a weed wacker" to policies he characterizes as outdated.

"It's been one of the most transformative commissions in FCC history," said former FCC...

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