Pai Propses New FCC Regulations

FCC chair Ajit Pai has signaled the FCC will try to loosen cable leased access rules.
Currently, cable operators with more than 100 channels have to set aside 15% of those channels for leased access.
Smaller operators have to provide a smaller percentage.
On Thursday, the FCC will release the draft of the leased access item.
Pai signaled in a blog post that the FCC would be voting on loosening or jettisoning some of the regs.
Pai is likely has the votes of his Republican colleagues, which is all he will need.
Pai said that programmers have a wide array of options to get content out, so lease access rules have been considerably lowered.