FCC Asks for More Data from Comcast, NBC Universal

For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Josh Stearns, 413-585-1533 x204

FCC Asks for More Data from Comcast, NBC Universal

Free Press: Companies Have Long Way to Go in Meeting the Public Interest

WASHINGTON - The
Federal Communications Commission announced Monday that it was seeking
additional information from both Comcast and NBC Universal on the impact
of the companies’ proposed merger. The FCC set a deadline of Oct. 18
for Comcast and NBC to answer its questions.

Free Press Policy Counsel Corie Wright made the following statement:

“The FCC should leave no stone unturned in reviewing the
proposed union between Comcast and NBC Universal, and we commend the
Commission for scrutinizing the merger’s impact on the media
marketplace. This merger is unprecedented in both size and scope and
threatens to drastically alter the shape of our media landscape. The
FCC’s job is to ensure that this merger is in the public interest. So
far, Comcast and NBC have failed to meet their burden of demonstrating
that the merger would benefit competition or consumers.”

###

Free Press is a national, nonpartisan organization working to reform the media. Through education, organizing and advocacy, we promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, and universal access to communications. Learn more at www.freepress.net

Share This Article

More in: