The Federal Communications Commission informed Comcast and NBCU that on July 6 it had officially re-started the shot clock on its review of their proposed joint venture.
That confirms a report in Multichannel News July 7.
The FCC's informal 180-day shot clock had been stopped for the second time, while the agency collected new versions of a requested data drop from both companies it had found lacking.
The FCC's announcement came a couple of hours before it begins a forum in Chicago on the deal. That makes today July 13, day 45 of the merger review.