The FCC has asked Verizon and several cable companies to disclose more information about their $3.9 billion spectrum deal, which the wireless carrier claims it will need as soon as next year. Among other things, the government wants to know more about plans between the two sides to jointly market broadband, cable and mobile services. The parties involved in the deal have argued that information would harm them competitively, and that the joint marketing agreement is separate from the spectrum acquisition — and therefore not subject to the review of spectrum license transfers. The FCC has rejected that argument, though. So as my colleague Kevin Fitchard notes, it doesn’t look like this deal is going to sail through the approval process.