WASHINGTON – November 30, 2020 – America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) president and CEO Patrick Butler issued the following statement on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s intent to leave the Commission on Inauguration Day 2021:
“America’s Public Television Stations wish to express our gratitude to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for working so constructively and successfully with us on a range of issues important to public television.
“Over the course of the past four years, Chairman Pai has always been willing to listen to our concerns and encourage our ambitions, and he has gone well beyond the call of duty to speak at our Public Media Summit, visit with our board of trustees, and consistently and publicly reinforce his support for our work in the nation’s service.
“Through spectrum auctions, media modernization reforms, children’s educational programming initiatives, championing the NextGen broadcast standard and so much more, Chairman Pai has been a consequential leader in the communications industry, and he has done so with great common sense and uncommon personal grace.
“For all of that, we thank him, and we wish him all the best in the next chapter of his life.”
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