Senators Al Franken, Maria Cantwell to introduce net neutrality legislation

The State Column

Minnesota U.S. Senator Al Franken will join Washington U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell in introducing legislation aimed to preserving net neutrality.

Earlier this week Senators Al Franken and Maria Cantwell announced their intentions to introduce legislation that would make it a federal anti-trust violation for privately owned phone and internet providers to block websites.

The Minnesota Democrat says the legislation would “call violations of net neutrality out for what they are: anti-competitive actions by powerful media conglomerates that represent violations of our anti-trust laws.”

The move comes as a number of Republicans say they plan to oppose the measure, however, at least one Republican House members says he may join the Democratic effort.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte says he may introduce a similar measure in the House.

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