Ajit Pai has cancelled an coming during a Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
The Federal Communications Commission authority was to discuss his preference to overturn net neutrality rules.
Many protested outward a FCC building brazen of a Dec opinion that validated his decision, arguing it would creates a internet reduction open and accessible.
Internet use providers will be means to speed adult or delayed down opposite companies’ information and assign consumers according to a services they access.
But a U-turn on a manners faces authorised challenges, including one led by New York’s profession general, Eric Schneiderman.
There are also accusations a FCC unsuccessful to examine abuse of a open commenting process.
Mr Pai has attended a Las Vegas trade uncover for a past 5 years, though this would have been his initial coming as conduct of a FCC watchdog.
Consumer Technology Association boss Gary Shapiro said: “Unfortunately, Federal Communications Commission authority Ajit Pai is incompetent to attend CES 2018.
“We demeanour brazen to a subsequent event to horde a record process contention with him before a open audience.”
The Federal Trade Commission’s behaving president Maureen Ohlhausen, who was also scheduled for a debate, will still attend.
Fellow FCC commissioners Brendan Carr, Michael O’Rielly and Mignon Clyburn are also still scheduled to seem on a row during a discussion subsequent week.