Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai has announced that he will step down from his position on Jan. 20, the day President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated. Pai's announcement means the FCC could have a Democratic majority sooner than expected. Pai's term as chairman was scheduled to expire on June 2021. Biden will be able to choose his replacement once he becomes president, but commissioners must be approved by the Senate. Pai's decision could also impact net neutrality, which established rules that banned Internet service providers from blocking or slowing Internet traffic for certain sites and offering faster service for a higher price. As head of the FCC, Pai removed those rules, but Internet companies have not taken advantage of the rule changes.
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