Comcast-NBC Merger Could Force 7 Year Net Neutrality Agreement

If the merger of Comcast and NBC is approved by the FCC it may put in place a 7 year agreement which will ensure that the newly formed company can not throttle the internet speeds of competitors or prioritize their own services for faster internet speeds, sites that including and Hulu among various other offerings.

Under the proposed plan the company would also be forbidden for using any type of set-top boxes or other hardware to send customers away from their competitors and towards their own content.

Under the new neutrality rules, the company’s own cap of 250GB/month would have to apply to their own content just as it does with other content.


The terms, while not released in full are expected to be announced by the FCC, Comcast or NBC in the next several days.