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NAB wants FCC to deny cable merger until ownership reform

Tuesday 13 October 2015 | 08:50 CET | News
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has filed a petition with the FCC calling it to deny the proposed merger between cable operators Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks until it reforms broadcast ownership rules. Under the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the FCC is obligated to complete a review of its broadcast ownership rules every 4 years and to repeal or modify rules that are no longer necessary in the public interest as a result of competition. The FCC did not complete its 2010 quadrennial review on time and announced that it would combine it

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Fixed
Companies: Bright House Networks / Charter Communications / FCC / Time Warner Cable
Countries: United States
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