Franken: FCC Net Neutrality Plan “Flawed”

Senator Al Franken On Senate Floor

U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to make significant changes to its proposal on net neutrality before it votes tomorrow. Friday on the Senate floor, Franken spoke to that issue and also asked the FCC to ensure that its vote on allowing the NBC-Comcast merger to move forward does not take place the week between Christmas and New Year’s but instead during a time when Americans will have time to focus on the merger and its potential implications. “The FCC has made public its plans to act on its flawed net neutrality proposal this coming Tuesday,” said Sen. Franken. “I sincerely hope that the FCC will make significant improvements before then, and that each of the Commissioners will think long and hard before they vote to approve a proposal that could actually make things worse for all Americans.”

In August, FCC commissioners Michael Copps and Mignon Clybourn visited Minneapolis for a community forum on Net Neutrality. View our interview with Copps, below:

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