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Star Tribune Hot Dish: "Franken sounds Net neutrality alarm at SXSW music festival"

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Star Tribune's Jeremy Herb covered Sen. Franken's speech on net neutrality at South by Southwest on Monday.

Sen. Al Franken brought his mantra of Net neutrality to Austin, Tex., Monday in a speech at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music, film and tech festival.

Franken urged the friendly audience of musicians and digital entrepreneurs to join him protecting the Internet from what he warned would be a corporate takeover if Net neutrality rules were erased.

"We need to engage more voices in the debate - people who would be hurt if Net neutrality became a thing of the past," Franken said. "Most of them just don't know that the Internet they rely on could cease to exist as they know it."

Franken, who also spoke at SXSW in his pre-Senate days, told the festival-goers, "It's time for us to use the Internet to save the Internet."

You can read the whole article here.

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