Common Cause Joins 20 Other Groups Opposing Comcast/NBCU Merger

Good governance group Common Cause is joining with 20 other organizations in opposing the proposed merger between cable conglomerate Comcast and NBC Universal. Calling themselves The Coalition for Competition in Media, the groups include organizations across the political spectrum, from the conservative-leaning Parents Television Council to the more liberal National Organization for Women to the non-partisan Common Cause. The coalition argues that the proposed merger threatens consumer choice and fair competition in the media market.

In the meantime, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Federal Communications Commission held public hearings July 8 and July 13 in Chicago on the merger. Click on the links below for testimony:

Field Hearing on “Comcast and NBC Universal: Who Benefits?”

“FCC commissioner is skeptical over Comcast, NBC Universal merger at hearing”

“Critics Dominate Latest Hearing on Comcast-NBC Merger”

“Free Press to FCC: Say No! to Comcast/NBC Merger”