Online Video Slowdowns Could Be A Thing Of The Past

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Published on 16 Nov 2013, 5:50
"Good news for anyone who gripes about cable subscriptions that make them pay for shows they don't watch: Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) is on your side.

On Tuesday, Rockefeller introduced the "Consumer Choice in Online Video Act," which aims to provide more consumer choice in video by ensuring that legacy media and cable companies don't stifle the growth of online video distributors such as Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Instant Video.

In a statement, Rockefeller drew a parallel between the growth of online video providers today and the growth of satellite providers in the 1990s, saying that these new firms should enjoy the same protections as satellite providers. Granting those protections, he said, is a boon for consumers."* Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz, John Iadarola and Wes Clark Jr break it down on The Young Turks.

*Read more here from Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:

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