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Comcast-NBCU merger faces Hill scrutiny Thursday

Comcast and NBC Universal's proposed $30 billion merger will face scrutiny from lawmakers on Thursday, when House and Senate subcommittees are scheduled to examine how the union could affect consumers and competition.

Here are the witness lists for the two hearings:

9:30 a.m. House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet
Witnesses:


  • Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and chief executive, Comcast

  • Jeff Zucker, president and chief executive, NBC Universal

  • Colleen Abdoulah, president and chief executive, WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone

  • Mark Cooper, director of research, Consumer Federation of America


    • Michael Fiorile, president, The Dispatch Printing Company of the NBC Affiliates Board

    • Adam Thierer, president, Progress and Freedom Foundation


    2:30 p.m. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
    Witnesses:


    • Brian L. Roberts, president and chief executive, Comcast Corporation

    • Jeff Zucker, president and chief executive, NBC Universal

    • Colleen Abdoulah, president and chief executive, WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone

    • Mark Cooper, director of research, Consumer Federation of America

    • Andrew J. Schwartzman, president and chief executive, Media Access Project


By Cecilia Kang  |  February 1, 2010; 4:20 PM ET
 
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Calls to introduce a licensing system to police the Internet on behalf of a powerful UN agency represent the latest salvo in a long-running battle to kill free speech on the web and bring an end to the powerful digital democracy that has devastated the carbon tax agenda of the UN by exposing the Climategate scandal.
UN International Telcommunications Union secretary general Hamadoun Toure told the World Economic Forum in Davos this past weekend that global treaties need to be enacted in the name of stopping cyber warfare.
Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer for Microsoft, told fellow globalists at the summit that the Internet needed to be policed by means of introducing licenses similar to drivers licenses – in other words government permission to use the web.
“We need a kind of World Health Organization for the Internet,” he said. Full Story at:
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