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Waxman, Markey, Sanders Urge the FCC to Impose Strong Conditions on Comcast-NBCU Merger

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, Representative Ed Markey and Senator Bernie Sanders recommended that the FCC place conditions on the new company if the merger is approved. Read More »

New York Times Challenges NBCU-Comcast Merger

In an editorial published this week, the New York Times joined a growing number of voices raising concerns about the proposed NBCU-Comcast merger, arguing that it would be disastrous for consumers. According to the Times, the new entity would have none of the constraints faced by other cable networks and would have carte blanche to edge out competitors. Read More »

Do-Not-Track Hearing Tests Water for Consumer Protection Legislation

The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection convened on December 2nd to discuss possible "Do-Not-Track" legislation for the Internet. Read More »

More Public Interest Groups support Chairman Genachowski’s Open Internet Proposal

Earlier today we published statements of support for Chairman Genachowski's open internet proposal from a variety of public interest groups. Well, the support keeps coming. Read More »

Public Interest Groups support Chairman Genachowski’s Open Internet Proposal

Civil rights, labor, and consumer groups issued statements of support for FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's recent announcement. Genachowski is planning to pursue a Network Neutrality Order under a Title I framework in order to ensure an open Internet. Read More »

Senator Sanders Challenges Comcast-NBCU Merger

Weighing in on the Comcast-NBCU merger, Senator Bernie Sanders joined the growing opposition to the "potentially disastrous" deal with a stern rebuke. Read More »

Senator Franken Calls for Antitrust Investigation of Comcast

Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) has called for an investigation into Comcast for exerting control of NBC before the government has completed its antitrust review. Read More »

CWA Supports The Local Community Radio Act

Low-power FM radio has the potential to bring thousands of local voices to the airwaves across America, but legislation that would lower radio restrictions is currently being stalled in the Senate. The Communications Workers of America joined a coalition urging the Senate to pass the Local Community Radio Act. Read More »

Consumers Could Pay $2.4 Billion for Comcast-NBCU Merger

The Comcast takeover of NBC Universal -- currently under deliberation by the FCC and Justice Department -- could cost consumers $2.4 billion in higher television bills over nine years, according to the American Cable Association. Read More »

Comcast-NBCU Merger Faces Greater Scrutiny

An increasingly ugly dispute between Fox and Cablevision finally came to a conclusion this past week, leaving in its wake serious implications for the proposed Comcast-NBCU merger. Read More »

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