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FCC Ex Parte regarding the Comcast-NBCU Joint Venture

Submission Date: 

September 22, 2010


Marlene Dortch
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Room TW-A325
Washington, DC 20554

Re: American Cable Association ("ACA") Notice of Ex Parte Presentation; In the Matter of Applications of Comcast Corporation, General Electric Company and NBC Universal, Inc. for Consent to Assign Licenses or Transfer Control of Licenses; MB Docket No. 10-56.

Dear Ms. Dortch:

On September 21, 2010, Matthew Polka and Ross Lieberman, ACA; Professor William P. Rogerson, Northwestern University; Tom Cohen, Kelly, Drye & Warren; and the undersigned, met with John Flynn, Jonathan Baker, Chuck Needy, Mark Bykowsky, Judith Herman, Stacy Jordan, Virginia Metallo, Neil Dellar, William Beckwith, Erin McGrath, Paul LaFontaine, Joel Rabinowitz, Jim Bird, Daniel Shiman, Michael Steffen, Donald Stockdale, Marcia Glauberman, and Jennifer Tatel. In the meeting, participants discussed the potential horizontal and vertical harms of the proposed Comcast-NBCU transaction and the proposed safeguards to protect consumers and competition described in ACA's Comments filed June 21, 2010, Response to Comments filed July 21, 2010, and Reply filed August 19, 2010 in the above-referenced proceeding.

During the meeting, Professor Rogerson presented the information on the slides attached hereto as Exhibit 1, and the Conditions proposed by ACA as Exhibit 2.

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Pursuant to section 1.1206 of the Commission's rules, this letter is being filed electronically with the Commission.



Barbara S. Esbin


cc (via email): John Flynn
Jonathan Baker
Chuck Needy
Mark Bykowsky
Judith Herman
Stacy Jordan
Virginia Metallo
Neil Dellar
William Beckwith
Erin McGrath
Paul LaFontaine
Joel Rabinowitz
Jim Bird
Daniel Shiman
Michael Steffen
Donald Stockdale
Marcia Glauberman
Jennifer Tatel

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