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Telecom Tweets of the Week: Pai bows out of CES after death threats

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.

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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.

But could a commitment to net neutrality end up being a market advantage for municipal broadband providers who make it a selling point?

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.

Matt Hatton, VP of research for IoT at Gartner, is making some refreshingly cranky predictions for 2018.

Are you using your smartphone to make purchases yet? If not, you probably will be soon, according to Forbes:

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:

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Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill
Kelly reports on network test and measurement, as well as the use of big data and analytics. She first covered the wireless industry for RCR Wireless News in 2005, focusing on carriers and mobile virtual network operators, then took a few years’ hiatus and returned to RCR Wireless News to write about heterogeneous networks and network infrastructure. Kelly is an Ohio native with a masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where she focused on science writing and multimedia. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, The Oregonian and The Canton Repository. Follow her on Twitter: @khillrcr

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