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Comcast: Neutrality rules not a worry

May 13, 2010

Brian Roberts, chief executive of Comcast, said at NCTA he was not concerned about increased regulation from the Federal Communications Commission, which is seeking new authority to regulate cable and telecoms groups. The FCC is seeking to impose tougher regulations on high-speed Internet providers to guarantee that all content creators would be treated equally over the services.

Roberts said “We don't believe the government is trying to turn back the clock.” The FCC is seeking broad new legal authority over broadband, but it has pledged to interpret its power in a limited way.

Meanwhile Roberts expressed confidence of gaining approval within the next six to 12 months for the Comcast takeover of NBC Universal.

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