Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday March 20, 2014

Politician: Don’t Let Comcast "Manipulate Internet Traffic"

I know it's childish but, after so many years of watching this guy on SNL, I just can't take him seriously...even if what he's saying might be true.

"I am very concerned that Comcast could use its clout in the broadband market to dictate the content consumers receive and the prices they pay, and these concerns are only intensified by Comcast’s proposal to acquire Time Warner Cable," Franken wrote in a letter to the DOJ. "With more than 20 million customers, Comcast already is the nation’s dominant Internet service provider, controlling about a quarter of the national broadband market and a much higher percentage of the market in many of the local areas in which it operates. By acquiring Time Warner Cable, Comcast would extend its reach substantially, covering millions of additional customers. This would give Comcast even more leverage to manipulate Internet traffic to serve its own corporate interests."