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Netflix Applauds President’s Call for Title II

Says strong rules will prevent ISPs from abusing ‘gatekeeper power’
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Netflix weighed in on President Obama’s request that the FCC reclassify broadband under Title II, and leading provider of streaming video services offered unsurprising support for it.

"We applaud both the White House and the FCC's efforts to keep the Internet open and free,” Netflix said in a statement. “Strong net neutrality rules will ensure Internet service providers don't abuse their gatekeeper power by imposing tolls to reach their customers or establishing paid fast lanes. Consumers should decide winners and losers on the Internet, not broadband companies."

Netflix has been urging the FCC to pursue “stronger” network neutrality rules following recent paid interconnection deals with Comcast, Verizon Communications, AT&T and Time Warner Cable (Bright House Networks is also benefiting from the TWC/Netflix peering deal).

For the full story go to Multichannel.com.

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