FCC Chair Ajit Pai cancels his CES appearance days before show

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks during the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas on April 25, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Ethan Miller )

Ajit Pai was scheduled to appear at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on January 9 to speak and answer questions in a "candid conversation" about Federal Communications Commission policymaking. But Pai canceled his appearance, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which runs the CES conference.

"Unfortunately, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is unable to attend CES 2018," CTA CEO Gary Shapiro said in an announcement emailed to journalists attending CES yesterday. "We look forward to our next opportunity to host a technology policy discussion with him before a public audience."

Pai and Federal Trade Commission Acting Chair Maureen Ohlhausen were to appear in a session titled "Insights from the FCC and FTC." His scheduled appearance was announced in November.

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