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FCC should push Comcast to get Internet to more low-income families
FCC should push Comcast to get Internet to more low-income families

Promises, promises. To win federal regulators' approval for its acquisition of NBC Universal, cable giant Comcast promised in 2011 to offer low-cost Internet connections to millions of low-income households in its service area for three years. Now, eager for the green light to acquire another cable operator — Time Warner Cable — Comcast has pledged to extend its generous discounts to TWC's turf as well. But such commitments to narrow the digital divide are meaningless if regulators don't demand results. In addition to reviewing the antitrust implications of the $45-billion deal, the Federal Communications Commission is considering whether the consolidation is...

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