Speak Out

FILE PHOTO: Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, testifies before a Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., June 20, 2017.    REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai is leading an effort to repeal the agency's net-neutrality rules. Thomson Reuters

  • The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission will vote to repeal its net neutrality rules on Thursday.

  • Some Republican members of Congress are asking the FCC chairman to delay the vote.

  • A recent poll found three out of four Republican voters want to keep the net neutrality rules.


The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission is slated to repeal its net-neutrality rules on Thursday, but many members of the party aren't on board with the move.

With a recent poll indicating that three-fourths of Republican voters oppose the repeal effort, members of the party's congressional contingent have started to speak out against it.

In an open letter sent Tuesday, for example, Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado asked FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to delay the planned vote. Coffman, a Republican, posted the letter to Twitter:

Thx to everyone who has contacted me in regards to #NetNeutrality. Below is the letter I sent to Chairman @AjitPaiFCC today to ensure the continuation of a free and open #internet. pic.twitter.com/oKqh7lxaLI

— Rep. Mike Coffman (@RepMikeCoffman) December 12, 2017

Source : http://www.businessinsider.com/republican-congressmen-ask-fcc-not-to-repeal-net-neutrality-2017-12

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