Lawmaker Urges FCC to Move Forward with Comcast-NBCU

By Andrew Gauthier Comment

The Hill

Comcast Incoming House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) wrote to the Federal Communications Commission on Friday urging them not to impose net-neutrality conditions on Comcast as part of the proposed acquisition of NBC Universal.

Upton said the only thing the commission should be reviewing is whether or not the new entity would be able to unfairly influence the markets for video content creation and distribution to the detriment of consumers. He warned against using the merger as an excuse to impose net neutrality or achieve other political goals.

“I will be troubled if it appears that the Commission is using this transaction to accomplish broader, partisan objectives” More…