FCC Considering Making Internet TV Equivalent to Satellite and Cable(▼)(▲)
October 28, 2014
The US Federal Communications Commission is beginning to consider a rule change that would put internet TV providers on the same playing field as cable companies when it comes to regulation. Critically, it means that broadcasters wouldn't be able to refuse to let an internet TV provider carry their content.
Instead, internet TV providers would be able to negotiate to carry TV stations with the same ability that cable companies and satellite companies can.
Great news for internet TV. It’s good to see the FCC is listening after the net neutrality debacle earlier this year. As noted in the linked article, this could also be another chance for Aereo to rise out of the ashes.
Perhaps Tom Wheeler is going to be a better FCC commissioner than expected.