For Immediate Release
Timothy Karr, 201-533-8838
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.”
This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.
Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Simply Don't Exist.
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