FCC issues new Comcast/NBCU comment deadlines


Interested parties that have something to say about the proposed merger of Comcast and NBC Universal have about a month and a half to get in their first salvo, and with replies and replies to replies factored in, the process will extend into August.

The FCC had asked the principals in the merger to prepare two additional reports on the merger, detailing the economics underlying the benefits the transaction is claimed to offer, and the other discussing the impact the transaction would have on the distribution of online video.

Those reports are in, so the commenting period may now begin.

Initial comments, or petitions to deny, are due 6/21/10; replies and/or opposition to petitions are due 7/21/10, and replies to replies/oppositions are due 8/5/10.