The LA Times Editorial Board says: The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether the consolidation is in the public interest. That expansive mandate gives the commission a rare opportunity to bring broadband, which is largely unregulated, to more underserved and disadvantaged communities. Everyone has a stake in that effort. The more connected those communities become, the more opportunities they will have to grow economically and integrate into the rest of society. That’s why Los Angeles County officials and the California Emerging Technology Fund, a nonprofit that promotes broadband in low-income areas, have urged the FCC to require Comcast to sign up nearly half of the qualified residents in its service area for broadband within two years.