By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
The young drop coverage to avoid higher premiums
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A top telecommunications regulator who voted to approve Comcast Corp.'s takeover of NBCUniversal in January is leaving to join the company as a lobbyist.
The Federal Communications Commission yesterday voted to impose a 30 percent limit on the market share of subscribers served by video providers, in what Chairman Kevin J. Martin called an effort to "promote competition and the diversity of voices."
Kyle McSlarrow, president of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, likewise said increased competition among satellite, telephone and cable companies does not support an ownership cap.