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CNET: "Al Franken seeks Net neutrality support at SXSW

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sen. Franken sat down with Marguerite Reardon, from CNET, at South by Southwest to talk about net neutrality and the future of the internet.

"let's not let the government sell us out. Let's fight for Net neutrality. Let's keep Austin weird. Let's keep the Internet weird. Let's keep the Internet free."

Franken has been publicly advocating for Net neutrality regulation since his questioning of then U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor in 2009. Franken has described Net neutrality as the most important free speech issue of our time. Earlier this year, Franken and Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) introduced the Internet Freedom, Broadband Promotion, and Consumer Protection Act of 2011, which would put the Federal Communications Commission's Net neutrality principles into law.

Read the whole interview online here

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