After FCC Net Neutrality Decision, Coffman Takes Case to Congress

Within an hour of the Federal Communications Commission voting to rescind rules protecting net neutrality on December 14, Colorado Congressman Mike Coffman took to Twitter to voice his disappointment and announce that he'll be introducing his own bill pertaining to net neutrality in Congress, where the "conversation belongs."

Net neutrality is the idea that Internet service providers shouldn’t be allowed to control access to certain types of web content based on the service provider's preference; all data on the Internet is to be treated the same.

But in a controversial vote along party lines today, the FCC voted to rescind net neutrality protections. Coffman was among the elected officials who'd asked the FCC to delay its decision and allow Congress to decide on the issue.
Coffman is now asking constituents for suggestions on the language of the proposed bill, which can be sent to this address: [email protected]

Earlier, Coffman had said he was disappointed that the FCC had not responded to his office over the matter.

Westword has reached out to Coffman's office for details on the bill, and will update this piece with additional information.
KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Chris Walker is a freelancer and former staff writer at Westword. Before moving to the Mile High City he spent two years bicycling across Eurasia, during which he wrote feature stories for VICE, NPR, Forbes, and The Atlantic. Read more of Chris's feature work and view his portfolio here.
Contact: Chris Walker

Latest Stories