On Wednesday's MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill opens a discussion with Bill Barker, a Motley Fool Funds analyst, and Jim Gillies, a Motley Fool Options and Stock Advisor Canada analyst, about net neutrality by first bringing up comedian John Oliver and commenting on issues at FCC.gov/comments.
Bill looks at the trend of demonizing cable companies and biases, and then Chris frames the conversation with investing and sees Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) as a good-looking stock. Bill explains that when you're looking at Comcast from an investor's perspective, the numbers, achievements, and cash flows of a company ultimately make it a good pick.
Jim lives in Canada and doesn't have much interaction with Comcast. Rogers Communications (NYSE:RCI) is the dominant cable company there. But even though Rogers Cable increases prices, customers continue to pay up, and as an investor in Rogers, Jim sees the benefits from the company's growth.
Bill notes that lobbying and the new regulations, while they might sound boring, will affect consumers and can't be overlooked. These new regulations will affect Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), and other companies such as Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). Investors will need to continue to watch what happens with net neutrality. See more in the following video.