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Viacom pushes up against net neutrality rules with online blackout

  • Viacom (VIA, VIAB) has blocked access for customers of Cable One (GHC) to its shows due to a battle over retransmission fees with the cable operator.
  • In a twist, the blackout also covers online channels.
  • Cable One has 730K paying customers over 13 different states.
  • What to watch: The harsh treatment has reportedly drawn the notice of the FCC which could make an argument that Viacom has defied the spirit of net neutrality with the Internet blackout.
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  • Jake2992
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    This is what free market radicals don't understand. Someone has to write the rules. If government doesn't write the rules, corporate entities write the rules. At least with gov we have somewhat of a say.
    23 May 2014, 03:35 PM Reply Like
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