Monday, December 11, 2006

FCC's McDowell to Vote on AT&T

NY Times:

Robert M. McDowell, a member of the Federal Communications Commission, will be permitted to cast the tie-breaking vote on the proposed acquisition of BellSouth by AT&T, the agency’s general counsel said yesterday.

The commission’s general counsel, Samuel L. Feder, said in a memorandum released by the agency that Mr. McDowell should be allowed to weigh in to break a deadlock among the other four commissioners.