Written by Nick Heer.

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson Complains About Net Neutrality Laws Passed By States

Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica:

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson yesterday urged Congress to pass net neutrality and consumer data privacy laws that would prevent states from issuing their own stricter laws.

“There are a number of states that are now passing their own legislation around privacy and, by the way, net neutrality,” Stephenson said in an interview at a Wall Street Journal tech conference (see video). “What would be a total disaster for the technology and innovation you see happening in Silicon Valley and elsewhere is to pick our head up and have 50 different sets of rules for companies trying to operate in the United States.”

Stephenson is right: net neutrality regulations would be simpler to comply with if they were implemented nationwide instead of on a per-state basis.