The net neutrality talkathon got a lively and pointed contribution on Tuesday from Ajit Pai, a Republican commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission.
Mr. Pai took direct aim at the strong rules intended to preserve an open Internet, or net neutrality, that were proposed last week by Tom Wheeler, the F.C.C. chairman. Last Wednesday, Mr. Wheeler, a Democrat, rolled out the essence of his plan with an op-ed article on Wired magazine’s website, followed by the distribution of a fact sheet and a lengthy briefing by senior F.C.C. officials.