CMA Annual Conference Day 1 - Part 2

Matt Yardley at Analysys used the following quote on Net Neutrality from CEO Edward Whitacre at AT&T:

“How do you think they [Internet Content Providers] going to get to customers? Through a broadband pipe. Cable companies have them. We have them. Now what they would like to do is use my pipes free, but I ain’t going to let them do that because we have spent this capital and we have to have a return on it. So there’s going to have to be some mechanism for these people who use these pipes to pay for the portion they’re using. Why should they be allowed to use my pipes?”

Maintaining quality networks while delivering innovative new services will be the next challenge, but should content providers who generate traffic foot the bill?

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