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Ajit Pai gets message from his hometown ISP: Don’t hurt us small ISPs

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Frances Hill
Jul 24, 2018 18:06
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Wave Wireless is a locally owned and operated home Internet provider in Parsons, Kansas, where Pai grew up.

Last year, Pai met with Wave's owner and wrote in a tweet that Wave is "connecting Parsons (including my parents) & smaller towns nearby."

Pai's primary focus as FCC chairman has been removing or changing regulations in order to encourage ISPs to invest in their networks.

Crucially, the FCC under then-Chairman Tom Wheeler decided to let operators buy three-year Priority Access Licenses (PALs) in individual census tracts, small areas with between 1,200 and 8,000 people each.

T-Mobile and other companies asked the FCC to change the licensing areas from census tracts to Partial Economic Areas (PEAs), which are much larger.

In their letter to the FCC yesterday, Wave Wireless and the other small providers wrote:

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