Earlier today, Comcast and General Electric formally asked the Federal Communications Commission to approve the merger of Comcast with NBC Universal.
The following statement is attributed to Harold Feld, legal director of Public Knowledge:
“We are incredulous that Comcast and NBCU would downplay Internet distribution of video at a time when the FCC has repeatedly identified online video as one of the primary drivers to broadband adoption.
“When the Commission considers any conditions to this transaction, it must take into account both existing online competitors and those the Commission hopes will emerge. The Commission must make certain competitors will have access to Comcast and NBC programming as the online market evolves.”
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