Franken: Net Neutrality “Biggest Issue Since Freedom of Religion”

Senator Al Franken

“Net Neutrality is the biggest issue since Freedom of Religion, which until last week I thought we had worked out” – Senator Al Franken

Al Franken is the only U.S. Senator with firsthand knowledge of TV networks. That knowledge has helped him forge a forceful argument about megamergers such as Google/Verizon and Comcast/Viacom. These mergers would abolish Net Neutrality, or equal access to the Internet despite the content or the size of the customer.

“A corporation’s only obligation is to its bottom line, not to you and me” said Franken.

He spoke August 19 at a public hearing in Minneapolis on the future of the Internet .

Full video of the FCC hearing can be found here.