Comcast says it loves net neutrality, hugs it to death


The FCC is racing to a vote tomorrow to reverse net neutrality, and the ISPs are thrilled. That includes Comcast, which continues to pretend like it loves net neutrality while at the same time arguing that the only rules currently making it a reality ought to be killed.

In a post published today, Comcast EVP David Cohen promised that his company would not block, throttle, or discriminate against “lawful content.” That makes sense, since the company is bound to observe those rules by virtue of a separate consent decree it entered when buying NBCUniversal. So Comcast will fulfill those promises when net neutrality regulations end — at least until next year when that consent decree expires.

Comcast’s real problem is that its position on…

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