Comcast and other ISPs celebrate imminent death of net neutrality rules

Comcast and other ISPs celebrate imminent death of net neutrality rules

By | April 28th, 2017
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ISPs say they support net neutrality—but oppose FCC's authority to

enforce it.


														
							

US’s biggest home Internet and mobile broadband providers say they’re big fans of net neutrality—but they’re also really glad that the Federal Communications Commission is preparing to dismantle its net neutrality rules.

“We continue to strongly support a free and open Internet and the preservation of modern, strong, and legally enforceable net neutrality protections,” Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said in a statement today. “We don’t block, throttle, or discriminate against lawful content delivered over the Internet, and we are committed to continuing to manage our business and network with the goal of providing the best possible consumer experience.”

In 2011, Comcast agreed to abide by net neutrality rules in exchange for US government approval of its purchase of NBCUniversal, but that merger condition is scheduled to expire next year. Comcast is the country’s largest cable and home Internet provider.

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Nisheeth Bhakuni