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Digital media companies: net neutrality rules help us compete

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Digital Content Next, the trade association that represents premium digital publishers, like The New York Times and ABC, is urging the FCC to reconsider its proposal to roll back Obama-era net neutrality rules, arguing that doing so will further disadvantage content creators who are trying to compete in an increasingly unhealthy marketplace.

Why it matters: Many news publishers believe the current net neutrality rules help them survive in an economic environment that already favors tech and telecom companies that distribute content over media companies that create it.