By Daniel Frankel, Multichannel News, 1-29-21
Perhaps no chief executive lobbied harder than Comcast’s Brian Roberts for the FCC’s 2017 rollback of net neutrality rules under Trump-appointed FCC chief Ajit Pai.
Now that Biden appointee Jessica Rosenworcel is running the agency, and another reversal of course on net neutrality seems likely, Roberts was asked during Comcast’s fourth-quarter earnings call Thursday about the fast-shifting political winds.
Not surprisingly, Roberts still favors a “light-touch” approach to rule making. However, he seemed willing to accept a more lasting outcome that wouldn’t shift every time the White House changed its political party affiliation.
“If there’s a way to codify that and perhaps put this issue in a permanent, more consistent place, that’s certainly a possibility,” he said. Overall, he said there’s nothing new regarding Comcast’s philosophy on the matter. » Read More