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Why our politicians won’t lift a finger to stop the Comcast-TWC merger

March 11th, 2014

Lots of people hate the idea of letting Comcast and Time Warner Cable merge but don’t expect our esteemed elected officials to care. Politico documents how Comcast really does have all its bases covered in the Capitol when it comes to making campaign contributions to influential members of Congress. In fact, Politico’s examination of public …

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Two simple maps show us how Comcast is about to take over the country

March 10th, 2014

As it stands today, Comcast is a massive service provider that controls home and business broadband offerings across a number of key markets. Following the company’s $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable — should it gain approval from shareholders and regulators — Comcast will control a huge majority of the broadband market in the U.S. This …

Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger

The worst argument for the Comcast-TWC merger you’ll ever read

March 4th, 2014

If you ever want to find a skull-crushingly stupid opinion on anything, you normally need look no further than articles written by assorted Forbes contributors. And sure enough, Forbes has now published an article by one Doug Brake that argues that the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger is really awesome for consumers and that the …

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Al Franken warns against Com-Warner Cable merger, citing history of broken promises

March 3rd, 2014

Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) warned regulators in a letter last week that the proposed merger between cable industry giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable should be scrutinized because Comcast has “a history of breaching its legal obligations to consumers.” The letter, addressed to Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler, saw Franken voice serious concerns that the …

Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger

Comcast and TWC are now even more hated after merger announcement

March 3rd, 2014

Comcast and Time Warner Cable have never been beloved but the two companies’ recent decision to merge has made them disliked even more. YouGov’s BrandIndex has found that perceptions of both Comcast and Time Warner Cable have tanked even further following their merger announcement as more consumers are seemingly worried that the newly merged company …

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AT&T and Time Warner Cable ranked worst in customer service survey

February 25th, 2014

Pay TV, Internet and wireless service providers aren’t exactly America’s most beloved business categories. In fact, customers seem to love complaining about them constantly, and T-Mobile has found tremendous success by separating its practices from those of its rivals and portraying itself as the “Uncarrier.” Part of the reason people dislike wireless carriers and ISPs …

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This is what happens when Time Warner Cable is forced to compete

February 20th, 2014

All of the markets where Google Fiber is mulling an expansion are extra lucky: Not only could they soon have the option to sign up for Google’s super-fast fiber service but their incumbent ISP will probably step up its own game as well if Google decides to move into their territory. For further evidence, look …

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Study: Only 6% of consumers think the Comcast-TWC deal is a good idea

February 18th, 2014

Get ready to be knocked out of your seats, readers — consumers think a Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger is a bad idea. Comcast and Time Warner Cable confirmed earlier this month that they have reached a merger agreement that could see Comcast acquire Time Warner Cable for about $45 billion. The pay TV giants might …