Free Press, one of the FCC’s opponents in the net neutrality court case, criticized Pai for claiming that the repeal spurred new broadband development. “Approximately 92 percent of the fiber deployments made during Pai’s chairmanship were actually planned and announced during the last few years of the Obama administration, when Title II was securely in place,” Floberg said. “Chairman Pai is trading away critical public protections for a bag of magic beans, and a wink and a nod from cable lobbyists. We need public servants who will actually listen to people, consider the data and serve community needs instead of long-debunked ideologies.”
Once you shine a little bit of light on FCC policy over the last 4 years it becomes very clear that an “open and competitive market” on not remotely their first or even second concern.