Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Comcast and Netflix Agreement Is Pro-Consumer

The news that Comcast and Netflix have reached an agreement that will allow Comcast subscribers with X1 boxes to access Netflix content shows how the market is working to provide consumers with the content they want.

This development, and many other similar ones, demonstrate that there is no need for the FCC to intervene in the market by adopting new technical mandates for video navigation devices.

Will the FCC let the marketplace work, or will it continue trying to micro-manage competition? I don't know, of course, but I always hold out hope the agency will show some regulatory modesty.