Franken targets Comcast app for net neutrality violation

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Senator Al Franken has long been an outspoken supporter of network neutrality and an opponent of a 2010 joint venture between NBC Universal and Comcast, so it’s not surprising that he’s deeply concerned about Comcast’s plan for Xfinity On Demand. In a letter sent to the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice today, Franken urged both agencies to reexamine Comcast’s acquisition of NBC Universal, citing a number of recent problems and complaints. Among them was the recent announcement that data sent through Xfinity’s app on the Xbox 360 would not count towards bandwidth caps.

Full Story: Senator Al Franken: Comcast Xfinity On Demand may violate net neutrality agreement