Comcast faces potential Justice probe at Sen. Blumenthal’s urging

December 21, 2017 GMT

By Staff

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has asked the Justice Department to open an investigation into Comcast Corp.’s seven-year-old acquisition of NBCUniversal, saying it could still harm consumers.

“You may need to consider separating Comcast and NBCU in order to fully restore competition,” said Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition and Consumer Rights, in the Dec. 13 letter to Makan Delrahim, who heads Justice’s antitrust division that is suing to block AT&T/Time Warner Inc.

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