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FCC Puts Robocalls, Prison Phones at the Top of its Agenda

Mar 2, 2017 CNET

March 2, 2017

The man who would ” dismantle net neutrality with a smile” has another target in his cross hair for March.

On Thursday, newly minted Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai released the agency’s agenda for the month, with six items it will discuss and vote on March 23. At the top of the list is killing robocalls — those automated phone calls that annoy the entire nation.

Pai has been working fast to kill regulation and policies like net neutrality — the concept that all internet traffic must be treated as equal — that the previous administration enforced. So far, in a little more than a month, he’s stopped rules to protect data privacyblocked internet privacy regulations and chipped away at net neutrality. In March’s agenda, Pai looks to get rid of even more regulations his predecessors put in place…