FCC's Ajit Pai cancels CES appearance

FCC's Ajit Pai cancels CES appearance

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has pulled out of a scheduled appearance at next week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas - and tech analysts are speculating he did not want to take the heat for his agency's killing of net neutrality.

It looks like Ajit Pai can't handle the desert heat.

Pai suddenly cancelled his appearance at the major tech industry conference CES on Wednesday.

Since the commission voted to repeal so-called net neutrality rules, resistance has solidified, with the FCC expected to find itself involved in a number of legal battles in 2018. It was sources speaking to Recode that said Pai's cancellation was thanks to death threats.

It's not the first time the chairman and commission have been threatened with violence.

The acting chair of the Federal Trade Commission, Maureen Ohlhausen, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and three members of the five-member FCC are scheduled to attend next week's event.

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We've reached out to the FCC for comment on why its chairman was not available.

Security at CES has already been tightened in recent years, as terrorist threats have arisen and the trade show has grown to more than 200,000 attendees.

"The FCC's vote to rip apart net neutrality is a blow to NY consumers, and to everyone who cares about a free and open Internet", t.

Only by ignoring these two inconvenient truths are pro-regulatory advocates able to falsely claim that the FCC has left consumers in danger of being denied any remedy for abusive or anti-competitive practices by internet service providers.

Moments before the FCC voted to repeal the rules in December, the room was evacuated in response to a security threat. Democratic Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Meghan Clyburn voted against the repeal.

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