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San Jose mayor quits FCC advisory committee

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo surrounded by people
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. Photo: Yichuan Cao/NurPhoto via Getty Images

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo resigned today from a panel that advises the Federal Communications Commission on broadband deployment, alleging that the committee is dealing internet service providers "a very favorable hand” of policy recommendations.

Why it matters: The Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee is a key element of Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s priority of making sure broadband internet reaches all Americans.