Ajit Pai Picked For Las Vegas Address


FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is packing his bags and heading to Vegas.

Pai has been selected to deliver a General Session address at the 2017 NAB Show on Tuesday, April 25. Pai is expected to provide insight into the FCC’s policy and regulatory objectives related to broadcasting, technology, and communications law and regulation.

Designated FCC chairman by President Trump in January 2017, Pai subscribes to a regulatory philosophy centered on innovation, investment, creating better products and services, lowering prices, job creation, and economic growth. He had previously served as one of two Republican Commissioners at the FCC, appointed by President Obama and confirmed unanimously by the Senate in May 2012.

“We know from his tenure as FCC commissioner that Ajit Pai believes deeply in the value of free and local broadcasting,” NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith said. “Chairman Pai’s appearance at NAB Show represents a tremendous opportunity for attendees to hear first-hand about his regulatory philosophy and priorities.”

The NAB Show will held April 22-27, 2017 in Las Vegas. RBR + TVBR Editor-In-Chief Adam R Jacobson will be at the event, offering news updates at RBR.com and via Twitter and Facebook.