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FCC OK for Comcast/NBCU?

January 18, 2011

US reports say regulators will approve Comcast’s purchase of NBC Universal from General Electric and Vivendi imminently. The FCC has been working over final conditions for the deal since December, when chairman Julius Genachowski circulated a draft order for the approval to the FCC’s other four commissioners.

Since then the commissioners have been hearing last-minute appeals from lobbyists and public interest groups who have emphasised the need for strict conditions that will prevent harmful control of distribution.

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