Commerce chairman Upton urges FCC to move ahead with Comcast-NBCU merger decision

New House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton has added to the list of those writing non-holiday greeting letters to the FCC. In his missive, Upton, a Republican from Michigan, told the Commission to hurry up and do something about Comcast's (Nasdaq: CMCSA) bid to acquire NBC Universal "before the end of this calendar year."

Upton's letter took issue with "opportunistic competitors" and special interest groups who "come out of the woodwork seeking leverage" in getting conditions attached to the deal.

He also inserted what some might consider a veiled warning to the FCC: "I will look forward to learning what your handling of this transaction says about your commitment to efficient, pro-growth government policies."

For more:
- Multichannel News has this story

Related articles:
Hulu CEO talks with FCC about impact of Comcast-NBCU deal
Analysts: Comcast-NBCU approval will come late, with lots of attached strings

Suggested Articles

Comcast today said it is planning a January 2020 meeting to provide further details about its upcoming ad-supported streaming service, Peacock.

The FCC is planning to auction off C-band spectrum so it can be used for 5G.

TiVo is launching the Amazon Prime Video app on some TiVo devices for its pay TV operator customers nationwide.