Blumenthal calls FCC ‘a puppet of the special interests’ regarding net neutrality

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) (WTNH)

WASHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — U.S. senators in Washington were talking net neutrality on Tuesday.

Democrats say they hope to have the votes to overturn the decision by the FCC to allow internet providers to block or slow down certain websites in order to get more money from customers.

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Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal says the FCC has triggered a legal fight.

“The reason is, quite simply, that the FCC has proven itself a puppet of the special interests,” he said. “There is nothing more anti-democratic and un-American than strangling freedom of communication. That’s what the FCC has done.”

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There has been no word on when the Senate will hold a vote.

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