Heartland Article: FCC Considers New Rules for Streaming Video

heartland iconRead my latest article at Heartland Budget & Tax News, FCC Considers New Rules for Streaming Video.


Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulators are considering whether to redefine Netflix and other “over-the-top” (OTT) Internet services as “multichannel video program distributors,” effectively treating video streaming services as though they are cable television companies.

‘More Options Than Ever’

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai says the OTT rules seek to solve a nonexistent problem.

“Consumers today have more options than ever when it comes to the video marketplace, including everything from new over-the-top competitors,” Pai told Budget & Tax News.

Pai says government regulations can stifle product and services innovation.

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About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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