Dana Perino did not push back when the FCC's Ajit Pai made false claims about net neutrality

Dana Perino did not push back when the FCC's Ajit Pai made false claims about net neutrality

Experts say repealing the rule will make the internet slower and more expensive. Dana Perino did not push back when Pai claimed just the opposite.

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From the June 11 edition of Fox News' The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino:

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DANA PERINO (HOST): I'm so glad to have you here because I've admired you for so long about many things. I know that net neutrality is an important issue and that many on the left and the Democrats think this one of the most important issues. I look at polls, often in the top five. And I got to ask you why? And secondly, what is the practical effect of the action you're taking today on somebody -- anybody in this room that would be searching on the internet? 

AJIT PAI (FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION CHAIRMAN): Well the bottom line for consumers going forward is that the internet is going to be better than ever. We're going to see better, faster, cheaper internet access for people who for too long have been on the wrong side of the digital divide. We're going to see new applications and services go forward to benefit consumers. So, I think a lot of the fears that politicians and activists have been putting out there are going to be proven to be misinformed. 

Related:

NYT: The net neutrality repeal is official. Here's how that could affect you.

Previously:

Watch a tech entrepreneur explain why millions of Americans oppose the FCC's rollback of net neutrality

Net neutrality dies in silence as morning shows largely ignore FCC's vote

This is how TV news ought to be covering the death of net neutrality

Gutting net neutrality is a win for conservative media

This clip was originally posted with a misleading headline. The headline has now been updated to accurately portray Pai's false claims.

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