IAC Chairman Barry Diller and Reddit CEO Steve Huffman offered contrasting views Monday about the importance of net neutrality rules.
- Diller said that the idea that ISPs can't discriminate against certain content is basically established fact, even if the rules change. "I think it's over," he said at a conference sponsored by the Internet Association, "I think we have net neutrality."
- Huffman disagreed. ""That is a very optimistic view. It's one that I don't think is wrong," he said. "But why risk it."
Why it matters:
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed rolling back rules that ban blocking, throttling or offering paid prioritization for content. He's expected to bring it to a vote in the coming months.