Net neutrality is 'bad policy,' NCTA's Powell says

Michael Powell, NCTANet neutrality? It's unnecessary. It's going to cause cost and bureaucratic complexity every time a company complains to the FCC. That, at least, is what NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell told FierceCable Editor Daniel Frankel in a new interview ahead of INTX, the conference formerly known as The Cable Show. And Internet players, like online video providers, are the ringleaders in convincing the FCC to base its rules on Title II of the Telecommunications Act, he added. "A huge element that led to this decision was a well-orchestrated, dynamic movement, launched, housed and managed on the Internet, that created a myth that something was happening that wasn't actually happening," Powell told FierceCable, saying such hullaballoo around legislation created "bad policy outcomes." Read all of the NCTA chief's comments in this Hot Seat interview here.

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