Ajit Pai, who Donald Trump just named to lead the FCC, told staffers today that one of his top priorities will be expanding access to modern digital technology.
I believe one of our core priorities going forward should be to close that divide — to do what's necessary to help the private sector build networks, send signals, and distribute information to American consumers, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or anything else. — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
What Pai didn't mention: The commission's controversial net neutrality rules that he is expected to dismantle.
What's next: Pai's first commission open meeting since his promotion comes next week. Traditionally, the chairman takes questions from the press after the meeting.