Franken: Genachowski shouldn’t be ‘calling CEOs’ on net neutrality

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) accused Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski of catering his net-neutrality proposal to industry in a lengthy floor speech on Saturday. 

Franken decried the process Genachowski used to win support for his proposal.

He said he is “concerned when I hear that the chairman of the FCC is calling the CEOs of companies they are supposed to be regulating, seeking their public endorsement of his net-neutrality proposal,” he said. 

Franken urged Genachowski to edit the proposal to make it stronger before the agency votes on it  Tuesday.

“I sincerely hope that the FCC will make significant improvements before then,” he said.

He also said the FCC commissioners should “think long and hard before they vote to approve a proposal that could actually make things worse for all Americans.”

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