Is Xfinity TV Anticompetitive? Let the Courts, not Regulators, Decide

Comcast counts Netflix traffic, but not its own streaming on-demand service, against users' data limits. Critics contend that this behavior violates at least the spirit of network neutrality. This controversy highlights the complexity of defining and regulating neutrality as services continue to migrate to IP platforms. The right question is how Comcast's behavior affects consumers. Antitrust, not regulations, are best suited for making that determination.

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