It wants to make sure its business model isn't threatened by cable and satellite companies.
Company exec accused of "an attack of candor."
Netflix has pushed for net neutrality rules to govern interconnection, while Verizon opposes it.
"This is going exactly in the wrong direction,” Franken said of AT&T-DirecTV deal.
The majority of calls reportedly are among people outside the United States.
The call came shortly after the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal fell apart.
The mobile company wants its voice heard in next year’s spectrum auction.
Company officials say it's "a mistake" to let local governments create Web networks.
AT&T's acquisition of the satellite TV provider sparked concern from public interest groups.