Harry Jessell, the influential editor of TV Newsday, writes that broadcast television stations should enter the fight for open access Net Neutrality regulations to ensure that they are able to reach their audiences over the Internet. Extremely interesting development in the fight to preserve a level playing field on the Internet since the MPAA is on record as opposing Net Neutrality, and most of the major television networks are members of the MPAA following their consolidation with major film studios. Says Jessell:
The question is, is this the NAB's fight? I think it is. The last thing that a station needs to discover is that its Web site is not loading as quickly or looking as good as that of the local Yellow Pages publisher because the directory publisher cut some kind of deal with the cable company. Or worse, the station Web site is functioning slower because the local cable company has its own competitive site. TVNEWSDAY - TV Needs to Join Net Neutrality Fight.