If you were planning to look for Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai at the Consumer Electronics Show, you’d be out of luck. Pai, who has been a regular attendee of the CES show for the past few years, cancelled his scheduled appearance less than a week before the show due to death threats related to his championing of the lifting of net neutrality rules.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai canceled his appearance at CES because of death threats https://t.co/d2OGkVOG1V
— CNBC (@CNBC) January 5, 2018
Hey you know what? I know you're passionate about Net Neutrality (I am too!), but do I have to say that Death threats are over the line? Do I really? I guess I do? They are. Stop it. Don't be a horrible person. https://t.co/eG2urUiNLH
— Dieter Bohn (@backlon) January 4, 2018
Speaking of the net neutrality regs, the final text of the order repealing them was released this week after some final editing. Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn continue to voice their dissents.
— Recode (@Recode) January 4, 2018
Warning: it's not good. But we're going to fight. And we won't stop until internet openness is the law of the land. My statement below: pic.twitter.com/8ZMLLuHlJA
— Jessica Rosenworcel (@JRosenworcel) January 4, 2018
Text of the @FCC majority’s #NetNeutrality repeal has finally been released. Took almost 6,000 words for me to detail all that is wrong with this action. Read my complete written dissent here: https://t.co/ZlEF3alRvD
— Mignon Clyburn (@MClyburnFCC) January 4, 2018
But could a commitment to net neutrality end up being a market advantage for municipal broadband providers who make it a selling point?
Fort Collins, Colo., Will Create Broadband Utility, 'Committed' To Net Neutrality https://t.co/wFUySZVF0T
— NPR (@NPR) January 4, 2018
Elsewhere on Twitter:
Check out the progress on cell coverage in Puerto Rico, courtesy of Stephen Wilkus. It has been a long, slow slog to network recovery but things are looking up.
Over 90% of cell sites now operating in #PuertoRico + #USVI, as we see in this animation of the recovery of the cell networks after #HurricaneIrma and #HurricaneMaria.
Hats off to the field install/repair teams. We hope you had time with family and friends.@NATEsafety @FCC pic.twitter.com/QQfQZCnAND
— Stephen Wilkus (@sawilkus) January 4, 2018
Matt Hatton, VP of research for IoT at Gartner, is making some refreshingly cranky predictions for 2018.
IoT prediction for 2018 – we're going to wave goodbye to so many of you 'IoT' vendors this year
— Matt Hatton (@MattyHatton) January 2, 2018
Prediction for IoT in 2018 – frickin' blockchain, *shakes head*
— Matt Hatton (@MattyHatton) January 3, 2018
Prediction for IoT in 2018 – Nobody cares about 5G. I said NOBODY CARES ABOUT 5G.
— Matt Hatton (@MattyHatton) January 4, 2018
Prediction for IoT in 2018 – Most the things that are called Artificial Intelligence are about as smart as my Arduino microcontroller
— Matt Hatton (@MattyHatton) January 5, 2018
Are you using your smartphone to make purchases yet? If not, you probably will be soon, according to Forbes:
— Forbes (@Forbes) January 5, 2018
For those of you who have escaped the wintry wrath of the bomb cyclone (or those of you, like me, dealing with the howling wind and ridiculously low temperatures), here is a dog who really, really loves sledding:
This is the best thing you'll see all day.
This Dog figures out how to carry his sled up the hill in order to sled for hours & hours & hours. #snow #sledding #dogs #blizzard2018 #cyclonebomb #philly #dog pic.twitter.com/7qhZ3Km9jw
— Chris Strider (@stridinstrider) January 4, 2018
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