DFL Sen. Al Franken is ramping up his opposition to the proposed merger between cable giant Comcast and NBC Universal. Franken sent an e-mail to supporters saying the merger would be a “disaster.”
“When the same company owns the content and the pipes that deliver that content, consumers lose,” Franken said in the video statement.
Franken also called for his supporters to sign a petition opposing the merger.
Comcast executives have disputed Franken’s claim saying it would lead to more programming choices and “ownership diversity.”
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