Sen. Kerry: FCC should impose conditions on NBC-Comcast merger

"Where you determine these risks pose a threat to the goals I have listed, we believe you have the authority to propose remedies," he said. "I also trust that Comcast is open to ensuring that the public can trust an approved merger is in their interest and will accept and accommodate such remedies."

Kerry said a decision on the merger is expected soon, which corresponds with recent indications the FCC is completing its review. Despite increasingly vocal opposition from competing media firms and advocacy groups, the government is expected to approve the merger.