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Netflix CEO Says He Has No Problem With AT&T Buying Time Warner, ‘As long as …’

Oct 26, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings is no fan of cable consolidation, but The New York Post reports that Hastings indicated Tuesday he’s OK with the proposed AT&T-Time Warner mega-merger as long as his company is treated the same as Time Warner’s HBO.

Speaking at a WSJDLive conference, Hastings said the merger could be good for consumers, The Post reports.

Hastings is quoted saying: “The key thing is whether there is going to be net neutrality, which hasn’t been AT&T’s favorite topic.”

“Hastings’ negative views on cable consolidation helped tank the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal in 2014,” The Post notes.

“Current net neutrality regulations do not prevent phone carriers from exempting certain content from their data charges,” the report adds. “But the FCC said it would keep tabs on future carrier plans on a case-by-case basis.”


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