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[FOXNews] FCC Votes Approval for Comcast Take Over of NBC Universal

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WASHINGTON – Despite concerns about the overlap between Internet service providers and content providers, the FCC voted Tuesday to allow Comcast, the country's largest cable company, to take over NBC Universal, home of the NBC television network.

The deal is still awaiting Justice Department approval, which is expected later Tuesday.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/...#ixzz1BQEaLN00

Hope I'm posting this in the right spot, and I looked through the different News sections and did not see it posted yet, looks like it just popped up on Foxnews.com!

All I can say is.. !


Edited - Originally stated it was CNN, forgot I was looked at a FoxNews website! LOL
     
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sorry guys I got my News websites mixed up and originally posted it was from CNN, but it was actually FoxNews! LOL

The title and post have been properly corrected!
     
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post #3 of 33
This is majorly fcked.... coming to a town near you, NBC-Comcast and TimeWarner Cable! Yeah, smells of real competition in the market place.
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***?! How can anyone see this as a good thing? I mean, I totally understand how people with money to gain will love screwing over customers making more money, but Comcast just acquired Hulu and this can only hurt us.
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its happening so quickly. wow.
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http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/n...l-approved.ars

Another article...

Edit:

I liked this paragraph though...
Quote:
Comcast and NBC have also voluntarily agreed to certain conditions, the FCC reported. Notably, Comcast will make high-speed Internet access available to about 2.5 million low income households, maintain at least the current level of news and other programming among Telemundo owned and operated stations, and increase the amount of children's programming it provides.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/...#ixzz1BQRmPv6F

Edited by Krusher33 - 1/18/11 at 1:44pm
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post #7 of 33
So the people delivering your cable also own the channels. No conflict of interest there.
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post #8 of 33
I'd cancel my comcast subscription if they weren't the only high speed internet provider in my area. I'd love to get my hands on FIOS.
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And interestingly, that article confirms that the Justice Department has also, just approved the deal.

Nothing in the way to stop it from happening now!
     
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post #10 of 33
Is there any way we as citizens and consumers can fight this? There's enough monopolies on ISPs and Studios as is.
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