Although lawmakers have no formal role in
reviewing mergers and acquisitions, Senator Patrick Leahy, a
Vermont Democrat, said in a statement that the deal "touches on
important policy questions" about how Americans access pay TV
and the Internet.
"It also presents a critical moment to discuss net neutrality
principles that have allowed the Internet to remain an open
marketplace for ideas," Leahy said.
(Reporting by David Ingram; editing
by Marguerita Choy)
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