Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission: Who Is Ajit Pai?

February 17, 2016

Ajit Pai, who has been a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) since 2012, took over as chairman on January 23, 2017.

Pai was born in Buffalo, New York, on January 10, 1973, to Radha and Varadaraj Pai, both physicians. The family soon moved to Parsons, Kansas, where the elder Pais worked at the county hospital.

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