Randolph J. May
Please see the Variety story, “Netflix Now Says It Didn’t Actually Want FCC to Regulate Broadband So Heavily,” with this report:
“On Wednesday, Netflix chief financial officer David Wells, speaking at the 2015 Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, said the company wasn’t happy with the FCC move. He said that, while the streaming-video company wanted to see “strong” net neutrality measures to ensure content providers would be protected against ISPs charging arbitrary interconnection fees, Netflix would have preferred a lighter regulatory touch.
“Were we pleased it pushed to Title II? Probably not,” Wells said at the conference. “We were hoping there would be a non-regulated solution.”
Are you kidding me? Or was Netflix kidding FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler?
Everyone knows that Netflix was a leading — if not the leading — proponent of Title II regulation.
This must be a storyline for a very bad Netflix movie — I don’t know whether it’s a comedy or a tragedy.
Thank the good Lord that the Commission always reserves “editorial privileges” to revise, even substantially, its orders before public release. Maybe there’s time to rewrite the whole nightmare scenario!