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CardboardSoyuz t1_j4oj8by wrote

Thank you to Ajit Pai, the former FCC commissioner, who busted his hump to get 988 to happen.


TupperCoLLC t1_j4orvjn wrote

Oh did he now…


CardboardSoyuz t1_j4ov818 wrote

Indeed he did. I mean it doesn’t matter since the lack of Net Neutrality killed the internet—but it’s still true.


Scarlet109 t1_j4q8cri wrote

And how, exactly, did he do that?


CardboardSoyuz t1_j4qo36s wrote


Scarlet109 t1_j4qul6d wrote

Sending me to google doesn’t give me your answer.


CardboardSoyuz t1_j4qwadg wrote

My answer is based on the 28 years I've known him, the one time I slept on his couch, and the fact that I often heard -- from him -- that he was working on this. Having mental health challenges in my own family, I repeatedly encouraged his on-going efforts to get this done.

Also, do you think a policy change like this happens at the FCC if the Chairman doesn't want it to happen?


Scarlet109 t1_j4qxt7w wrote

Source: “trust me bro I know him”

Also he hasn’t been the FCC chair since early 2021, nearly 2 entire years ago.


CardboardSoyuz t1_j4r33gn wrote

The rule was adopted on July 16, 2020 a date on which, last I looked, he was Chairman of the FCC.

If you don't want to bother to read the administrative history of this, that's fine. But "internet dilettante" isn't a great career choice.,and%20mental%20health%20crisis%20counselors.


Scarlet109 t1_j4r5g1d wrote

You would be partially correct, in that it was signed into law in 2020, but your date is incorrect. The law was signed in October 2020 but did not go into effect until July 2022 and has still not been effectively implemented in many places.