The FCC voted 3-2 in December to overturn the net neutrality rules, which barred broadband providers from blocking or slowing access to content or allowing websites to pay for "fast lanes" to get their content more quickly to consumers.
According to the news outlet, which cited two agency sources, the details on the threats are still unclear. The FTC released a brief message stating, "Unfortunately, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is unable to attend CES 2018".
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The sources added that federal law enforcement agencies have "intervened in the matter".
It would have been Pai's first appearance at CES since being appointed as chairman of the FCC past year by President Donald Trump.
RT America reached out to a spokesperson for CTA and are waiting to hear back.
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The man who controversially once said he would take a "weed whacker" to former net neutrality regulations has met with fierce resistance since from consumers and activists and much of the world's media. Since unveiling a plan to repeal the 2015 net neutrality rules, Pai has received death threats, and been the target of harassment campaigns.
It's not the first time the chairman and commission have been threatened with violence.
FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny, who has voiced opposition to repealing net neutrality, tweeted Thursday that it was "unacceptable" to threaten a public servant due to their views.
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