Weekend Reading — NBCU/Comcast/GE Public Interest Statement

by on January 29, 2010 · 2 comments

For those of you inclined to read protracted legalese filings, NBC Universal, Comcast and GE submitted their Public Interest Statement to the FCC this week. You can read the filing here.

Many conspiracies have been touted, claiming that public control of communication mediums will be wrested away from the public because of this venture and that consumers stand to lose the most. Adam did a good job debunking these concerns earlier this month. The fact is that this merger in no way would result in the dreaded “M” word, aka monopoly.

Whatever the case, this process is still bound to take another year or so before finalization, which gives you, dear reader, time to process the entire 145 page document. Happy reading!

  • http://michaelslevinson.com/ Michael S. levinson

    I am an independent candidate for president of United States. The health care speech Barack Obama delivered to both Houses of congress was a “use” of the television, subject to “e quill” opportunities under § 315(a). I applied to all of the networks wqithin the week. Obama's 2nd speech, at West Point, was also a “use” under the law, though there wasn't any response by a republican. I again applied for an equal opportunity. The 3rd time was the president's State of the Union speech to which a republican was invited to respond. The netwoks ignored my request.

    Included in my complaint to FCC, to be filed within the fortnight, are scanned copies of the envelopes from NBS marked REFUSED, return to sender. So a candidate for president sends NBC president a letter and NBC response, (on behalf of the Public Interest, is to refuse to accept delivery. Might there have been a cashier check for $100,000 to purchase air time, their response is not you, clearly a gross violation of my First Amendment rights.

    We are going to the highest court.

    Visit http://michaelslevinson.com

  • http://michaelslevinson.com/ Michael S. levinson

    I am an independent candidate for president of United States. The health care speech Barack Obama delivered to both Houses of congress was a “use” of the television, subject to “e quill” opportunities under § 315(a). I applied to all of the networks wqithin the week. Obama's 2nd speech, at West Point, was also a “use” under the law, though there wasn't any response by a republican. I again applied for an equal opportunity. The 3rd time was the president's State of the Union speech to which a republican was invited to respond. The netwoks ignored my request.

    Included in my complaint to FCC, to be filed within the fortnight, are scanned copies of the envelopes from NBS marked REFUSED, return to sender. So a candidate for president sends NBC president a letter and NBC response, (on behalf of the Public Interest, is to refuse to accept delivery. Might there have been a cashier check for $100,000 to purchase air time, their response is not you, clearly a gross violation of my First Amendment rights.

    We are going to the highest court.

    Visit http://michaelslevinson.com

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