Rep. Johnson urges FCC to approve NBC-Comcast merger

"Comcast has reached out broadly to minority communities and has announced a series of unprecedented diversity-related commitments in the areas of media ownership, programming, procurement, employment, community investment and corporate governance," Johnson said.

"I am confidence these commitments will be upheld, and I have expressed to the parties my hope that their joint venture will serve as the new standard for corporate diversity and good-faith commitment to the public interest."

“We thank Chairman Johnson for his recognition of Comcast’s diversity commitments and his request for the regulatory review to wrap-up by year-end,” said Comcast spokeswoman Sena Fitzmaurice in an e-mailed response.

Johnson ended his letter by encouraging the FCC to conclude its review by the year's end.