Ajit Pai CES

Suffice it to say, FCC chairman Ajit Pai isn't exactly a popular guy these days, and for good reason. Pai's concerted effort to overturn net neutrality regulations put into place during the Obama administration was met with impassioned resistance from all angles. What's more, Pai was taken to task for continually refusing to answer pointed questions and valid concerns about the consequences that would result from repealing net neutrality. Making matters worse, Pai's talking points regarding the benefits of eradicating net neutrality often amounted to clumsily vague promises about increased innovation.

Incidentally, Pai was scheduled to appear on a panel at CES next week for a "candid conversation." In turn, many were hoping, perhaps naively, that Pai would finally address many of the longstanding net neutrality concerns he conveniently ignored over the past few weeks. Alas, word has since surfaced that Pai has officially cancelled his scheduled CES appearance

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FCC chairman Ajit Pai just bailed on his planned CES appearance after killing net neutrality originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 4 Jan 2018 at 09:10:48 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.