Black Caucus Wants Diversity Boilerplate in FCC-Vetted Mergers


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Rep Maxine Waters (D-CA) and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Federal Communications Commission to use its upcoming merger reviews to promote more diversity in the media business through a laundry list of enforceable conditions mandating diversity in virtually all aspects of company business.

In a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, and 50 other legislators outlined a set of guidelines for the commission as it vets the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable and AT&T/DirecTV and Sprint/T-Mobile mergers, saying those unions are an opportunity to "encourage" diversity.

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