FCC To Hold Public Forum In Chicago July 13


The Federal Communications Commission made it official: The agency will hold a seven-hour public forum (1 p.m.-8 p.m.) on the proposed Comcast/NBCU merger July 13 at the Northwestern University Law School in Chicago.
There will be two panels followed by a two-hour block for questions from the public.
No official word on who would be attending, but asMultichannel News reported Wednesday, commissioners Michael Copps and Mignon Clyburn are both planning to attend, according to FCC sources.
Free Press was pleased with the announcement, but still wants full-fledged hearings, which assume attendance by all five commissioners.
"We are pleased that the Commission will be hosting a public workshop on the Comcast-NBC merger, and that Commissioners Clyburn and Copps are expected to attend," said Free Press policy counsel Corie Wright. "However, given the proposed merger's likely impact on consumers and our media landscape, a hearing that includes all five FCC commissioners is key."