EarthLink Cries Foul at Proposed Comcast-NBCU Merger

EarthLink (www.earthlink.net) has presented an economic report to the Federal Communications Commission on the proposed merger of Comcast and NBC Universal indicating that control of NBC Universal's content and assets will result in Comcast raising the prices th...

EarthLink (www.earthlink.net) has presented an economic report to the Federal Communications Commission on the proposed merger of Comcast and NBC Universal indicating that control of NBC Universal's content and assets will result in Comcast raising the prices that consumers pay for standalone broadband service. The report was prepared by Professor Simon J. Wilkie, former chief economist of the FCC, and is available at http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7020915403.

In June, EarthLink asked the FCC to deny the merger or adopt a condition requiring Comcast to offer wholesale standalone broadband access service to independent Internet service providers.
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