The merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable has never been popular and now a major coalition has formed to finally drive a stake through its heart and spread holy water on its ashes. Re/code points out that a new group called StopMegaComcast has just sprouted up and it includes both public interest groups and rival pay TV providers who are united in their opposition to a merger between America’s two most hated companies.
The group’s membership roll includes Dish Network, the Parents Television Council, Public Knowledge, the Consumer Federation of America and the Writers Guild of America, West. In other words, opposition to the Comcast-TWC merger seems to span pretty far among both pay TV industry titans and the consumer groups that they’re often at odds with.
“A competitive and diverse media and technology marketplace is fundamental to the health of our economy and our democracy,” StopMegaComcast’s website reads. “The Comcast-TWC merger threatens competition, runs counter to our antitrust and communications laws and should be rejected by federal regulators. This much power concentrated in the hands of one company would be frightening even for the most trustworthy of companies. And Comcast is definitely not that.”
To learn more about this campaign, check out the StopMegaComcast website at the source link below.