Franken: First Time FCC Has Allowed Discrimination On The Internet By Cirien | January 15, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Minnesota Subscribe to Minnesota Senator Al Franken speaks at Netroots Nation MN 2011 Senator Al Frabken (D-MN) speaks at the second Netroots Nation MN Conference. In his lunchtime speech, he talks about the necessity of net neutrality and the dangers of the NBC-Comcast merger. Speaking on the weak FCC rules supporting Net Neutrality, Franken said that “This is the first time that the FCC has allowed discrimination on the internet.” Franken calls the fight for net neutrality, the First Amendment fight of this generation. Watch his full speech, as well as his responses to some questions from the audience. Related coverage: Netroots Nation Minnesota 2011 highlights Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.