Comcast yesterday claimed that “the threat of Title II regulation” started harming broadband network investment in 2011—years before the US government decided to apply Title II regulations to broadband.
Moreover, Comcast said that net neutrality proponents who claim that investment wasn’t hurt by the Title II rules “aren’t living in the real world.” This comes less than a week after Comcast accused net neutrality supporters of “creat[ing] hysteria.”
Comcast’s new statements came in comments filed yesterday with the Federal Communications Commission and in a blog post by Senior Executive VP David Cohen, who urged the FCC to stop classifying ISPs as common carriers.
Comcast’s claims about network investment clash with what ISPs have told their own investors; even Comcast’s chief financial officer downplayed Title II’s effect on investment in December 2016.
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