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Has Netflix gone soft on net neutrality?In an interview, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says net neutrality is no longer as important to the company as it once was.
Has Netflix gone soft on net neutrality? Net neutrality can be a boring concept, but when you tell people that it can affect the price of Netflix, it becomes really important. In an interview, Netflix's CEO, Reed Hastings, was asked why Netflix has been relatively quiet while net neutrality rules are under attack By the FCC and the Trump Adminstration. Hastings said, we think net neutrality is incredibly important. It's not narrowly important to us because we're big enough to get the deals we want. He went on to say, where net neutrality is really important is the Netflix of ten years ago. So what about the small companies of today? Is Netflix backing off of net neutrality because it's so big now? Hastings said, "We had to carry the water when we were growing up, and were small. Now, other companies have to be on that leading edge. However, Netflix's CEO also said the company is supportive of net neutrality. Through the industry association. Hastings touched on a number of other topics as well. On the idea of Netflix Theaters, he said the company has no interest in having its own movie theaters. When asked about ads on Netflix, Hastings said the company is committed to a commercial free service. For more information, check out cnet.com. I'm Iyaz Akhtar and I'll see you online.