Tom Wheeler's plan for fighting net neutrality lawsuits: "not to lose"
Federal Communications Commission chair Tom Wheeler thinks his agency is on firm ground with its new net neutrality rules — and that Comcast was right to drop its attempts at buying competitor Time Warner Cable. During an interview at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, Wheeler discussed what have arguably been the two biggest issues facing the FCC this year, and its two biggest victories.
Wheeler has already said that letting Comcast merge with Time Warner Cable would have posed an “unacceptable risk” to competition, and at Disrupt, he made it even clearer that the companies wouldn’t have had an easy time getting past regulators. “I think it was a pretty responsible decision by [Comcast CEO] Brian Roberts” to drop the plan, says…
Source:: The Verge