Senator Franken Takes Aim at the FCC

In a recent speech, the senator criticized new net neutrality regulations and the merger of Comcast and NBC Universal.

Senator Al Franken recently criticized recent rules from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding “net neutrality,” according to a report by Wired.

During a speech recently delivered at a Netroots Nation conference in St. Paul, Franken reportedly said that the rules are not strong enough, and net neutrality is the “free speech issue of our time.” The new regulations do not allow restrictions by fixed-line Internet service providers on content, but do allow wireless networks to discriminate.

Franken also took aim at the merger of Comcast and NBC Universal, stating that he believes it will result in raised TV subscription prices and could stifle competition from online sources like Netflix.

Read more in Wired here.