The Comcast/NBCU deal was barely announced before FCC Commissioner Michael Copps weighed in with reservations, noting that, as expected, the deal faces “a very steep climb with me,” B&C reports.
Copps is a longtime skeptic of media consolidation. "I am anxious to hear more from the parties to the deal about how they believe the proposed transaction, as presently constructed, advances the public interest. It will come as no news to them that they face a very steep climb with me,” he said in a statement.
Among his questions are what impact the deal will have on consumer prices, minorities and diversity, and network neutrality, B&C reported.