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FCC's Pai Hits the Road

FCC chairman Ajit Pai will be making a road trip next week, focused, says the FCC, on closing the digital divide, particularly in rural areas.

Pai has made rural broadband deployment a signature issue.

Pai will begin the tour in Milwaukee Monday (June 5) and end in Casper, Wyo., the following Saturday, with a speech to the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters.

He plans to meet with Republican senators Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, and Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.