by Mike Masnick
Tue, Jan 18th 2011 12:03pm
As was widely expected, the FCC today approved the Comcast/NBC Universal merger with some conditions. The Justice Department still has to give its okay too, but everyone expects that to happen shortly. The full details aren't yet clear, but from some reports it looks like the "conditions" are pretty vague concepts on program carriage and support for non-discrimination, without an explicit requirement. None of this is surprising. I still think critics of this deal may have overreacted, as I still expect the combined company to continue to blunder its way forward.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Comcast Loses Just $5.50 Per Month When You Cut The Cord Thanks To Its Growing Broadband Monopoly
- Wall Street Is Dreaming Of Megamergers Under Trump -- Including A Verizon-Comcast Super Union
- Charter's Mega Merger Results In Higher Prices, Slower Speeds, And Worse Customer Support Than Ever
- Senator Wyden Warns That AT&T's New Merger Poses A Massive Threat To Net Neutrality
- AT&T's Already Making Things Up To Get Its Massive New Merger Approved