Statement: Appointment of Ajit Pai as FCC Chair

January 23, 2017

In response to today’s appointment of current FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai as FCC Chair, the following statement should be attributed to Diane Smith, interim chair of Mobile Future:

“As FCC Chairman, Commissioner Pai will be a champion of consumers in all corners of the country during this time  of profound wireless innovation. His forward-thinking leadership will be instrumental in expanding the infrastructure needed to support the opportunity-rich transition to a 5G future. We are confident he will maintain a razor-sharp focus on creating an environment that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship, and have no doubt the FCC will be a catalyst for progress under his chairmanship.”