FCC Stops Clock on Comcast/TWC Merger...Again

The FCC has stopped the clock on its review of the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger to vet documents TWC did not produce until this week.

The clock was stopped on day 104 of an unofficial 180-day deadline for vetting mergers.

In a letter to Comcast, FCC Media Bureau chief Bill Lake said the clock would stop until Jan. 12 so that FCC staffers could review 31,000 pages of documents TWC did not produce due to "vendor error."

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John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.