FCC chairman may be skipping CES due to death threats

FCC chairman may be skipping CES due to death threats

But the moderated conversation itself wouldn't have been a tricky one for the FCC Chairman to navigate as CTA's Shapiro has long supported the commission's work to reverse the net neutrality rules that were put in place in 2015.

Digital Music News, which has covered the net neutrality debate, cited two unidentified "sources on Capitol Hill" in reporting the reason for the cancellation just days before Pai was scheduled to appear.

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

The report said that federal law enforcement had looked into the situation and other FCC offices would be briefed.

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Pai, who championed a controversial proposal approved in December to reverse the Obama administration's net neutrality rules, has been the target of death threats in social media postings and harassing signs have been posted near his home.

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". Federal authorities are charging a net neutrality supporter for threatening to kill Republican Rep. John Katko and do harm to his family.

This isn't the first time FCC officials have received threats related to the move. Homeland Security police quickly cleared the room, but they did not provide any information on the nature of the security threat, prompting speculation that someone might have called in a bomb threat.

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny, who has voiced opposition to repealing net neutrality, tweeted Thursday that it was "unacceptable" to threaten a public servant due to their views.

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