Senator Al Franken urges “major revisions” on FCC’s Net neutrality proposal

Posted: December 14, 2010 in Latest News Articles

Dear ____,

A couple weeks ago, I told you that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski had released a proposal on net neutrality–but that we didn’t have enough of the details to know whether it was a strong one.

Unfortunately, now that we’ve got more information about his proposal, it’s becoming clear that without significant changes it would take us in the wrong direction.

Although the Obama administration is on record as supporting net neutrality, the draft leaves far too many loopholes for corporations to prioritize certain content on the Internet, and even legitimizes some discriminatory behavior.

In short, as it’s currently written, it’s worse than nothing.

Rest assured, I won’t settle for regulations that do more harm than good. And I won’t stop fighting until we have real net neutrality.

Thanks for sticking with me in that fight.



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