“We asked our staff, ‘All of these companies are submitting all of this information, when was the last time you actually used this information?’ And we got the answer, ‘Well not within living memory. Certainly not within the last five years.”

These comments and a commitment that more deregulation was to come, garnered FCC Chairman Ajit Pai raucous applause this week at an American Cable Association summit. Pai added that “we have to remember that rules have to match the marketplace that we’re in.”