Mark Cuban predicts 'net neutrality' will only help Comcast


Cable companies like Comcast (CMCSA) have been among the most vigorous opponents of the so-called "net neutrality" plan the Federal Communications Commission unveiled this week. So who will be the big beneficiaries of the new rules, which prevent broadband carriers from favoring certain types of content over others? Why, cable companies like Comcast, of course.

That's according to Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks owner, HDNet founder and self-styled commentator on all things technological. I spoke to Cuban on Wednesday at the Times Center in New York, where he spoke on a panel about "the Future of Media" as part of Advertising Week. Cuban's prediction that Comcast will get a big boost from net neutrality struck me as counter intuitive, so I cornered him afterwards and asked him to elaborate.