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Sen. Franken spearheads a major campaign to save net neutrality

07
May
2014

In addition to taking a leading role in trying to kill the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, Senator Al Franken is also now leading a campaign to stop the Federal Communications Commission from letting ISPs create Internet “fast lanes” with its latest net neutrality proposal. In a new video posted by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Franken makes his case that the FCC’s controversial plan could hinder future innovation and consumer choice by giving big incumbent companies a permanent competitive advantage over up-and-coming startups. As an example, Franken points to the short-lived battle between YouTube and Google’s Google Video platform last decade. Under traditional network neutrality principles, neither YouTube nor Google Video were given preferential treatment and consumers were free to choose YouTube, which

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