U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler will step down on Jan. 20, clearing the way for President-elect Donald Trump to appoint a Republican chairman and majority at the agency.

Wheeler, a Democrat appointed chairman by President Barack Obama in late 2013, was the architect of the FCC’s strong net neutrality regulations, approved by the FCC in February 2015. Ajit Pai, a Republican commissioner who’s mentioned as a possible successor to Wheeler, has vowed to repeal the net neutrality rules and to take a “weed wacker” to other FCC regulations.

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