FCC chairman cancels attendance at CES2018-01-05 14:35 by Daniela
Tags: CES, FCC
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai has cancelled a planned appearance at CES following death threats against himself and his family.
Pai was due to take part in what was described as a 'candid conversation' with Maureen Ohlhausen from the Federal Trade Commission and chaired by Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, the organisation responsible for the CES show.
"Unfortunately, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is unable to attend CES 2018," Gary Shapiro, president of Consumer Technology Association (CTA) said. "We look forward to our next opportunity to host a technology policy discussion with him before a public audience."
Pai has come under fire for a number of the decisions he's made since taking over as chairman, but none have garnered as much negative attention as his rollback of net neutrality protections. Pai has stated that he and his family have been threatened both in public and online and he and the rest of the FCC were forced to briefly suspend their December 14th vote on the net neutrality rollbacks after a bomb threat was issued.
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