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hollywood needs a free and open internet. so why isn't it fighting for it?

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hollywood needs a free and open internet. so why isn't it fighting for it?

the major entertainment companies are putting a lot of money into luring cord cutters — millennials and others who want to ditch their cable companies — to new subscription streaming services that allow viewers to watch their favorite tv shows and movies directly over the internet. the same industry that once blamed the internet for stealing content now wants to use it to sell directly to consumers.cbs all access service is one example. others are amazon prime, netflix, hulu, mlb (major league baseball), hbo now and showtime. fandango, the movie ticket-selling service, even waded into streaming a year ago with fandango now. according to one estimate, the streaming market — known as ott, for “over the top” — will be worth $30 billion in four years, up from $10.7 billion in 2016.it’s too bad that the trump administration’s federal communications commission is pursuing policies that could seriously harm these innovative efforts, just as the streaming business is getting going. and it’s really too bad that some in the media industry aren’t taking the threats seriously enough.the assault will come in the form of telecommunications regulation. trump’s newly appointed fcc chairman, ajit pai, has made it clear he wants to eliminate rules that establish net neutrality.net neutrality is probably the worst name for one of the best policies enacted during obama’s administration.net neutrality is probably the worst name for one of the best policies enacted during o...