Petition Closed
Petitioning Federal Communications Commission

Stop Comcast's Takeover of NBC/Universal -- It's a Bad Deal

 

The combination of NBC's content with Comcast's distribution power would create a media giant of unmatched size and scope which, if approved, will have unprecedented control over what Americans watch.

Did you plan to catch some football over the holiday weekend? Do you love Hulu? Does "The Office" make your weekly TV list?  

If the Comcast/NBC merger is approved, It’s likely that a lot of free NBC content may disappear, popular programs like Sunday Night Football could move to more expensive cable packages, and free access to NBC online sites like Hulu could be blocked.

 

Take action and tell the FCC that the proposed marriage of these two media behemoths will result in less competition, higher costs, and fewer content choices.

Letter to
Federal Communications Commission
Comcast may promise good behavior now, because it wants your vote, but I believe this merger will bring me cable TV price hikes and reduced free over-the-air and Internet TV programming. The best programs will disappear into high priced tiers only for cable subscribers.

The combination of NBC's content with Comcast's distribution power would create a media giant of unmatched size and scope which, if approved, will control the market in my area. If Comcast raises prices or pulls programs from free channels, I will have no choice but to pay more because there's almost no competition in the cable market already. I won't be getting more by paying more--I'll just pay more for the same or less.

Annual cable rate increases already run about triple the rate of inflation because I can't vote with my feet. You must reject mergers if they are bad for consumers, and I believe the proposed marriage of these two media behemoths will result in less competition, higher costs and fewer content choices for my family.