Sen Blumenthal calls for DOJ to investigate Comcast-NBC Merger

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Sen Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is calling on the Justice Department to investigate whether the 2011 Comcast-NBC merger has hurt market competition. Sen Blumenthal sent a letter to the Trump administration's top antitrust prosecutor, Makan Delrahim, on Dec 13, asking him to revisit the deal and to try to keep in place behavioral conditions that are set to expire next year. "Given your responsibilities as head of the Antitrust Division to enforce our nation’s antitrust laws, it is incumbent on you to continue to ensure that Comcast’s acquisition of NBCU does not undermine free and fair competition," Sen Blumenthal wrote. The Connecticut Democrat asked Delrahim to consider splitting up the two companies if he finds that their merger has dampened competition.


Sen Blumenthal calls for DOJ to investigate Comcast-NBC Merger