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US President Donald Trump appoints Indian American Neil Chatterjee to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

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Washington, May 9, 2017: US President Donald Trump has appointed Neil Chatterjee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which oversees electricity, natural gas and oil at the national level.

Chatterjee will play a key role in Trump’s programme to reshape energy policy, most of which is opposed by environmentalists and Democrats, if his appointment is confirmed by the Senate.

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He is the second Indian American to be appointed by Trump to a major regulatory position with a controversial mission.

The other is Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, who is spearheading the administration’s drive to end net neutrality, a policy that prevents internet service providers from giving special treatment to preferred web companies.

Chatterjee held the influential position of energy policy advisor to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and helped shape energy legislation.

His work backed the Senator’s campaign against regulations to restrict use of coal for electricity generation.

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A lawyer by training, he started as an intern with the House Works and Means Committee.

Between his stints on Congressional staff, he has been a lobbyist for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

Chatterjee, 40, grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, where his parents worked in cancer research. He is married with two sons and a daughter.

Among issues he will likely deal with are Trump’s plans to allow the construction of the Keystone pipeline to carry crude oil from Canada to Texas in the US, which was stopped by former President Barack Obama, and several gas pipeline projects. (IANS)

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Donald Trump Demands 6G From US Companies After Samsung’s Big 5G Push

Buck up or you'll get left behind, Trump warns US after Samsung's 5G push

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President Donald Trump speaks during an event at the White House to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border, Feb. 15, 2019, in Washington. VOA

A day after South Korean giant Samsung launched Galaxy S10 5G smartphone at a packed event here, US President Donald Trump on Thursday said American companies must step up their efforts or get left behind.

In a tweet, Trump said he wants 5G, and even 6G, to be rolled out in the US as soon as possible.

“I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster and smarter than the current standard,” the US President tweeted.

“American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on…,” he added.

His comments came a day after Samsung showcased the Galaxy S10 5G smartphone here.

“Samsung is putting the power of 5G in consumers’ hands with Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung’s first flagship 5G smartphone,” said the company.

With Galaxy S10 5G, consumers on a 5G network can download a full season of a TV show in minutes, play graphics-rich cloud games with virtually no lag, enjoy enhanced virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experiences and stay in touch with friends and family via real-time 4K video calls.

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Samsung’s retail presence in the US was marked only by pop-up stores and dedicated spaces in franchisees like Best Buy. Pixabay

I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on………

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2019₹

….something that is so obviously the future. I want the United States to win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies. We must always be the leader in everything we do, especially when it comes to the very exciting world of technology!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2019

Trump’s concerns are real as after the US telecom carrier Verizon announced a 5G-enabled smartphone with Samsung, AT&T has also announced plans to grow its mobile 5G device line-up with a 5G smartphone from the South Korean giant in the first half of 2019.

AT&T is also working with Samsung to create America’s first manufacturing-focused 5G Innovation Zone.

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Verizon and Samsung in December announced to jointly launch one of the first commercials of 5G-enabled smartphones in the US in the first half of 2019.

Samsung has also partnered with major European operators to deliver true 5G connectivity on its latest flagship smartphone.

“Samsung is proud to be making 5G a reality for European consumers by collaborating with some of our most trusted operator partners to introduce Galaxy S10 5G to the market this summer,” said DJ Koh, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), IT and Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. (IANS)