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Big To Get Huge?

  • Forbes, Wednesday, May 31, 2006 11:45 AM

Media conglomerates that want to get even more enormous may soon get their wish via a new friend on the Federal Communications Commission, Forbes reports. With the confirmation of Robert McDowell on Friday, Chairman Kevin Martin finally has a 3-2 Republican majority and should be able to ram through big changes in media ownership rules. “The confirmation of McDowell puts media ownership back on the front burner,” Forbes says, while also raising the chances that a Time Warner and Comcast plan to chop up Adelphia Communications' assets will “get swift FCC approval without onerous strings attached.”

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