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...
- Report: President Trump Picks Former Verizon Lawyer Ajit Pai To Head FCC
- Report: Verizon Considering Comcast Merger In Supernova Of Dysfunction
- AT&T Intends To Dodge FCC Review Of Time Warner Mega-Merger, But Trump Remains A Wild Card
- AT&T Already Backing Off Its Biggest Time Warner Merger Promise: Cheaper TV
- Verizon Wants A Yahoo Price Cut After Company Reveals Another, Massive Hack Attack