Georgia congressman links net neutrality with Comcast-NBCU deal

Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson has determined that the "large and complicated" Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA)-NBC Universal acquisition/merger could muddy the already murky net neutrality waters and that the FCC should take a very wary approach to the deal.

A lack of clear net neutrality rules (and there's a can of worms) makes the Comcast deal even more suspicious because it "would create new incentives for Comcast to prefer the distribution of NBC Universal content to their customers or restrict access of NBC Universal content by consumers using an Internet connection provided by a competitor to Comcast," Johnson said.

His suggestion? It's "imperative" that the FCC "take whatever time it needs to get their analysis correct and ensure that customers are protected." Does that mean he thinks the FCC rushes to judgment on other matters?

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