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Congress is set to grill the FCC’s chairman for falsely claiming his agency was hit with a cyberattack — here’s how it could affect the war over net neutrality





Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai speaks during the National Association of Broadcasters' show at the Las Vegas Convention Center on April 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai should expect some tough questions at a Senate hearing last week.
  • Last week, the agency’s inspector general released a report into an incident last year in which the FCC’s servers became unavailable during the comment period over Pai’s repeal of the agency’s net-neutrality rules.
  • At the time of the outage, Pai and the FCC told Congress and the public that it had been caused by a cyberattack.
  • The report found no evidence to back that assertion. In fact, investigators believed agency officials made false statements to Congress, and referred the case to federal prosecutors.
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    Source:: BusinessInsider.Com

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