The Consumer Technology Association, which organizes CES, had earlier said that Pai planned to chat with its President Gary Shapiro about "connectivity, spectrum issues, Next Gen TV, developments in broadband and competition policy, and a recap of the chairman's impactful first year".
This isn't the first time FCC officials have received threats related to the move.
While it's likely that the majority of attendees at CES do not have a favorable opinion of Pai, the reason for the cancellation is unclear since the FCC declined to comment. He had been scheduled to appear on a panel with Federal Trade Commission Acting Chair Maureen Ohlhausen; she apparently still intends to attend.
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Update: Recode is reporting that Pai's cancelled CES appearance is the result of death threats being made against him. Pai's concerted effort to overturn net neutrality regulations put into place during the Obama administration was met with impassioned resistance from all angles.
Three other FCC commissioners, including the two other Republican members, are still expected to attend. Making matters worse, Pai's talking points regarding the benefits of eradicating net neutrality often amounted to clumsily vague promises about increased innovation.
"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.
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The fear is that consumers will have to pay for more expensive packages to stream Netflix, or tech companies will have to negotiate deals directly with providers. Those regulations generally barred internet service providers from blocking, slowing, or providing preferential access to particular online sites, services, and apps.
But the U-turn on the rules faces legal challenges, including one led by New York's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman.
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