7 Crit 1 (2014)

handle is hein.journals/tcrit7 and id is 1 raw text is: XFINITY ON XBOX:
A LEGAL ANALYSIS OF COMCAST'S DATA POLICY
ROBERT W. ARMSTRONG JR.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION                       .................................................................... 2
I.  BACKGROUND                       .................................................................. 3
A.   Comcast                         ........................................................ 3
B.   Xfinity-Xbox Controversy                                      .......................4...... ..............4
II. ANALYSIS     ..................................................................... 4
A.   Net Neutrality Order                                        ....................5...........................5
1. FCC Concerns Over Network Neutrality                    ................................ 5
2. Non-Discrimination Requirement In Net Neutrality Rules         ...........       ......... 5
3. Comcast's Policy Likely Does Not Violate The Open Internet Order Net Neutrality
Rules ............................................................. 7
B.   NBC-Universal Merger Orders/Conditions                                ............................... 9
1. Potential Harms Anticipated ........      ........        ......................... 9
2. Conditions of Merger                 ......................................        ........ 9
3. Comcast's Xfinity-Xbox Policy Likely Violated The NBC Universal Merger
Conditions                       ........................................................ 10
CONCLUSION..      ................................................................... 11
Robert Armstrong is a graduate of The University of Chicago Law School who holds a Bachelor of Arts in
Organizational Communication and a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies from the University of Texas at El
Paso. Prior to pursuing higher education, Robert served in the U.S. military and worked in the telecommunications
field for 10 years. He currently works at the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) as a
law graduate fellow in Harlingen, Texas where he lives with his wife and daughters.

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