Viacom pushes up against net neutrality rules with online blackout

|About: Viacom Inc. (VIA)|By:, SA News Editor

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.