Americans for Limited Government Pens Letter Ahead of FTC Hearing on Vertical Integration

Oct. 31, 2018 Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government has penned a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ahead of the November 1 hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. Specifically, the letter addresses the dangers that accompany mass media consolidation and how it negatively impacts American consumers and businesses.

President of Americans for Limited Government, Rick Manning, urges the Department of Justice (DOJ) to open an investigation into the practices of Comcast-NBCU to ensure evenhanded treatment to all industry competitors as well as to protect Americans’ access to a diversity of viewpoints in the media.

Comcast-NBCU has recently been set free from their 2011 merger conditions, raising ire from not just industry stakeholders but also concerned Americans worried about access to affordable cable and programming services.

“Our concerns are now amplified by the fact that Comcast-NBCU has recently been set free from merger restrictions they once had to abide by,” said Manning. “Mass media consolidation is slowly but surely warping alternative, important voices, with important long-term implications related to basic First Amendment freedoms,” Manning concluded.

For access to the full letter, click here.

About Americans for Limited Government

Americans for Limited Government is an advocacy group concerned with reducing the size and scope of government to maximize individual freedom. Focusing on fiscal responsibility, regulatory reform, transparency and shedding light on overlooked issues impacting people’s lives, Americans for Limited Government holds both sides of the aisle accountable in achieving its legislative and advocacy objectives.

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