LA Mayor Garcetti seeks FCC review of Dodgers channel impasse

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is asking the Federal Communications Commission to examine the stalemate between Time Warner Cable and other pay-TV operators that's prevented much of the region from watching Dodgers baseball this season.

Mayor Garcetti stopped short of asking the FCC to demand resolution of the Dodgers channel impasse as a condition for the government's approval of Comcast’s purchase of Time Warner Cable. But the mayor did ask the FCC to delve into programming disputes and "determine why the problem has not been resolved already, and then ask Comcast to show that the merger would alleviate, and not exacerbate, problems of this sort."

Mayor Garcetti also asked the FCC to require Comcast to continue to follow so-called net neutrality guidelines to treat all Internet traffic equally. He also requested that the FCC encourage Comcast to increase its commitment to provide low-cost Internet service to more low-income families.


LA Mayor Garcetti seeks FCC review of Dodgers channel impasse