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Roberts: Comcast Will Consider Holding To Access Conditions Even If Court Throws Them Out

Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said Thursday that the company is willing to talk with the Federal Communications Commission about Comcast abiding by program access conditions on the proposed Comcast/NBCU deal ,even if the program access rules are overturned by the courts.

That came in testimony before the House Communications & Internet Subcommittee, which is vetting the deal.

Some merger opponents have pointed out that Comcast has challenged those program access rules.

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.