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T-Mobile CEO: Binge On is 'completely compliant' with Net neutralityJohn Legere defends his new video streaming feature as something that's a positive for consumers.
[MUSIC] So one of the questions that got raised with this announcement was is this is this compliant with net neutrality? Is this compliant with the principles of which call for the equal and fair trade of internet traffic, right. So what do you say to those who complain about that this announcement isn't necessarily, doesn't really work with net neutrality. The answer is, yes it does. It is completely compliant. Our position as a company is completely supportive of free and open internet and jokingly I would say is the same people that raised that think that breathing the air is you know a violation of that naturally. No kidding, this is a I really look forward to having this topic. I think that T-Mobile and all of what we do are probably the most pro-competition, innovation, pro-net neutrality things. And remember, in this case especially, no one's paying to subscribe. The subscribers aren't paying, the companies that. We're not slowing things down. And There's a little switch there. How can consumer choice be any bigger than yes, no? And so [UNKNOWN] music for you. I think the bigger issue is the technical requirements to be complying with your program. Is it something that's feasible for a small business trying to get into the video- Oh absolutely. Yeah all we need from a potential collaborator here is a little bit of information. Because the technical requirements while they might be a page long boil down to this. We need to be able to reliably understand what's video and what's not. So that we can zero rate the video. So it's gonna be a pretty light touch It's just like music freedom. And you know, when we started music freedom, we had eight providers. Now we have providers representing more than 95% of all music being streamed in the United States. So, over time, we were able to touch companies, large and small. Right. And integrative. We expect it to be the same here. I'll just add to what John said, which is in this issue, our company just really believes passionately in the power of the individual. Mm-hm. And in protecting that individual from the greed of the megacorps. And the internet is supposed to be free and open. It's supposed to be something where everybody's got a level playing field. Where they can access content For companies large and small. Those are the principles behind net neutrality. So, we're doing this because we believe in that democratization of access. So, you're not playing favorites here? Big John is all about access and openness. Do you know who I think who can meet the technical requirements? Anybody who wants to. I mean, really. It does [INAUDIBLE]. Is it that easy? Yeah. And by the way, if it was proven not to be, we'd adapt. But yeah, we believe it's anybody who wants to. [MUSIC]