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Pai Heads to Hill

In the wake of his announcement that he would start rolling back Title II classification of ISPs at the May 18 public meeting, FCC chair Ajit Pai will be paying a visit to Capitol Hill, where he received both cheers and jeers for the proposal.

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Pai will be providing a bipartisan member briefing to the Energy & Commerce Committee, according to Hill sources familiar with the plan, who spoke on background. E&C has principal jurisdiction over communications issues.

The chairman was said to have been asked to brief Democrats on the committee before he outlined his net-neutrality plans, but deferred.

Related: Ajit Pai's Title II Speech Draws Immediate and Passionate Reaction

Pai announced April 26 that he would was proposing rolling back Title II, eliminating the "general conduct standard" in the Open Internet order, and looking afresh at the rules against blocking, throttling and paid prioritization.

E&C Republicans praised the move, while Dems vowed to fight it vigorously on all fronts.

Related: Clyburn Vows to Fight Title II Rollback

A Pai spokesperson was not available for comment at press time.