Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Time Warner / Comcast meet with Justice Department

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RE: Time Warner/Comcast proposed merger

Mike McGlynn signed a letter to the FCC in favor of the Comcast/Time Warner merger.  Story about the merger below.

Instead of having a P/E/G access station in place in Medford, McGlynn's obligaton, the "Issuing Authority" is one of only 52 mayors across the USA to sign a document endorsing this move straight out of the game Monopoly.

Comcast, Time Warner to Meet With Justice Dept. Over Merger
Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 09:34 AM


Staffers at both the Justice Department and the Federal  Communications Commission remain concerned the combined company would
have too much power in the Internet broadband market and would have
unfair competitive leverage against TV channel owners and businesses
offering online video programming, the Journal said.
Representatives of the two companies and the Justice Department did
not immediately respond to Reuters' requests for comment on the Journal
report

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Here's the story on McGlynn signing the document in favor of the merger:

52 Mayors Pledge Allegiance to Comcast’s Merger Deal; Is Yours on the List?

More than 50 mayors of towns and cities large and small regurgitated Comcast-provided talking points in a joint letter submitted to the FCC in support of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger:
Keep in mind, only 52 Mayors in the country signed this, there are 47 Mayors in Massachusetts by my count
  Michael McGlynn Medford Massachusetts mayor@medford.org (781) 393-2409

The Medford Info Editor is the only Medford resident to put a proposal in to City Hall to operate a new access TV station.

The editor feels that with the Comcast contract not yet signed, it is time for a new "Issuing Authority," perhaps the City Council.

In his proposal the editor has called for a new Issuing Authority.

Right now the Mayor operates McGlynn TV.   It is unfair.

We need to have a fair and open access TV station that is the opposite of the way access was "facilitated" over the 28 years of McGlynn's interference with access TV.

Sincerely,