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Rep. Mike Coffman First GOP Lawmaker to Call for Delay in Net Neutrality Vote

Rep. Mike Coffman First GOP Lawmaker to Call for Delay in Net Neutrality Vote
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By    |   Wednesday, 13 December 2017 11:40 AM

Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado became the first GOP lawmaker to call for the Federal Communications Commission to delay its vote on net neutrality, The Denver Post is reporting.

Coffman made his request in a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.

The FCC is expected to scrap the regulations on Thursday, The Hill reported. According to the website, Republicans have opposed the regulations as too burdensome on internet providers. Right now, the regulations prevent internet providers from favoring some websites and services, according to The Hill.

But critics maintain the regulations discourage innovation and hold back competition to create faster web services, according to the website.

Coffman, who has not said whether he is for or against net neutrality, wants Congress to hold hearings on the issue. But he said altering the rules "may well have significant unanticipated negative consequences."

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Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado became the first GOP lawmaker to call for the Federal Communications Commission to delay its vote on net neutrality, The Denver Post is reporting.
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