On December 7, 2010, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., outgoing Chair of the House Commerce Committee, sent a letter to Chairman Genachowski regarding the proposed Comcast-NBC Universal merger. Though he urged the Chairman to approve the merger “by the end of the year, if possible,” he suggested four merger conditions “[t]o protect consumers and promote competition.” The conditions include a requirement that the merged entity provide competitors access to its programming, and an express prohibition against discriminatory treatment of unaffiliated cable providers. For the full text of the letter, click here.