FCC Chair in the Back Room with Comcast

Regarding pending FCC approval for a cable TV merger between Comcast and AT&T, atnewyork.com reports that

The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) and the Media Access Project (MAP), two Washington-based advocacy groups, said the contact between Roberts and the FCC “typifies the behind the scene insider lobbying of special interest national politics.”

Everyone knows that only the effective regulator avoids glad-handing with those he regulates. And I thought everyone knew that the current FCC has no intention of actually being a regulator. I mean, they have to start making it up to the broadcast industry for actually having the gall to reject the Echostar/DirecTV merger.






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