29 J. Legal Aspects Sport 1 (2019)

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Journal ofLegalAspects ofSport, 2019,29, 1 - 29
doi: https://doi.org/10.18060/22893
C Mark Conrad



     A   New Game in Town: Disseminating

   Sports Content in a Net Neutrality-Less

   Era-The Potential Implications for the

                 Post-Broadcasting World


                               Mark   Conrad*

    The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) repeal of the net neutrality
    rules has implications for the consumers of program content found on broadband
    Internet service providers (ISPs). Under the former rule, such providers engage
    in discrimination by favoring some content over others orby using their broadband
    to speed up favored content or slow down less favored content (practices known as
    throttling). With the demise of net neutrality, ISPs have the power to control what
    viewers see and how they see it, with few resources to fight such decisions. One key
    category is sports. The end of net neutrality can have an adverse impact to sports
    streams, because of the high amounts of broadband space utilized and the rapid
    consolidation between sports content providers and ISPs. This article discusses the
    background of the powers of the FCC, the history of the net neutrality rules, the
    FCC's 2018 order repealing the rules, and the legal and political reactions to it.
    It concludes by raising a number of hypothetical situations where the lack of net
    neutrality can have an adverse impact for consumers of sports material.

After  his stunning  victory in  the 2016  election, President Donald   Trump
pledged  to steer the nation in a different course of conduct from  that of his
predecessor'  While  his  approach  to governance   and  leadership have  been
considered  unconventional, when  it came  to regulatory agency  appointments,
he  has followed  a more  traditional Republican  playbook  of deregulation of


  At his Inauguration, President Trump made his views clear: January 20th, 2017, will be remem-
bered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. ... [the] American carnage stops
right here and stops right now. ... From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From
this moment on, it's going to be America first. ... America will start winning again, winning like
never before. See InauguralAddress, President Donald J. Trump (Jan. 20, 2017) https://www.
whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/the-inaugural-address/
*Mark Conrad, JD, is an associate professor of law and ethics and director of the Sports Business
Concentration in the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University; email: conradrfordham.
edu


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