Pai Promotes First-Year 'Have Done' List

FCC chair's office issues summary of completed action items

FCC chair Ajit Pai has released a summary of his first year in the job, billing it in a slick digital handout as "A Year of Action and Accomplishment."

Pai marked the one-year anniversary of his first full day in office Thursday (Jan. 24).

The seven-page roll call of Pai's checked-off to-dos is divided into five categories, each with plenty of action items and action verbs --"voted," "ended," "adopted," "approved" -- to describe the accomplishments. The categories are Bridging the Digital Divide; Promoting Investment and Innovation; Protecting Consumers and Enhancing Public Safety; Transparency and Process Reforms; and Cutting and Modernizing Outdated Regulations.

Not surprisingly given how the network neutrality regulation rollback was billed, the first item under "Promoting Investment and Innovation" was the vote to "restore the longstanding, bipartisan light-touch regulatory framework that fostered rapid Internet growth, openness and freedom for nearly 20 years." The vote to launch the ATSC 3.0 next-gen broadcast transmission standard also got a shout-out in thagt category.

In another example, under "Transparency and Process Reforms," is the entry "Getting Things Done," with this explanation: "In the first 12 meetings under Chairman Pai’s leadership, the FCC has adopted 78 agenda items in open meetings, more than double the number adopted by the Commission during the prior Chairman’s first year."