Thursday, March 20
(Washington, D.C.) -- Senator Al Franken continues to be a vocal opponent of a proposed 45-billion dollar merger between Comcast and Time Warner. Franken says big media mergers like this are a step in the wrong direction for consumers. He says the cost of cable has already gone up at a higher rate than people's wages since 1996. Comcast and Time Warner are the number one and two largest cable providers in the U-S. Some analysts say if the merger is approved, Comcast would provide about 40-percent of high-speed internet access to U-S households.