NAB Statement on Senate Confirmation of Ajit Pai

Posted On: Jul 04, 2019

October 2, 2017

WASHINGTON –In response to the Senate confirmation of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to another five-year term, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

“NAB congratulates FCC Chairman Pai on being confirmed to another five-year term at the Commission. Chairman Pai understands broadcasting’s unique role as an indispensable communications medium, and we appreciate his effort to ease outdated regulatory burdens on local radio and TV. We share his vision for a vibrant communications future that allows local broadcast innovation and robust competition to largely unregulated broadband and pay programming providers.”

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