Adopted by the FCC as recently as last February, the agency's new net neutrality rules have already squelched a significant amount of innovation, according to a top AT&T (NYSE: T) executive.
AT&T's Bob Quinn said the carrier has "had to shelve a bunch of stuff" simply because it was unsure whether its planned offerings would comply with the FCC's net neutrality guidelines.
"Since the Open Internet Order came out we've had weekly calls with the business units and literally 15 lawyers who are all trying to figure out whether that stuff we've invested in... would be a violation of the order," Quinn said, according to a Politico article cited by Ars Technica. "We've had to shelve a bunch of stuff because we've got to wait and see."
FierceWireless has a complete report on Quinn's comments. Article