iOS app Android app

Comcast Time Warner Merger

Comcast Calls Off Time Warner Cable Merger

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman & Jenny Che | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business

Comcast has scrapped plans to merge with Time Warner Cable in a $45.2 billion deal that would have combined the country’s two largest cable and broa...

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren Calls On Eric Holder To Block Comcast's Merger With Time Warner | Zach Carter | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) was among the Democrats who sent a letter to top federal regulators on Wednesday urging them to block Comc...

The Top Five Empty Promises by Comcast

Chris Meyer | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Chris Meyer

It's been one year since Comcast unveiled its bid to merge with its fellow cable-and-Internet behemoth Time Warner Cable. The deal is currently under review by the federal government.

Stop the Comcast-Time Warner Mega-Merger That Would Hurt the Latino Community

Arturo Carmona | Posted 04.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Arturo Carmona

A tide is turning on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner merger. Mere months ago, they seemed too big, too wealthy to fight. But as the stakes have becom...

2015: The Trend Line for Communications Services -- Phone, Broadband, Internet, Cable TV & Wireless -- Sucks

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

As a telecom analyst for over 30+ years, I've been tracking the trend lines of communications services. And from the customer perspective -- your perspective -- 2015 will be like watching a train wreck in slow motion -- and continue over the next few years.

Why Zephyr Teachout Should Triumph

Nicholas Tampio | Posted 11.04.2014 | New York
Nicholas Tampio

Teachout favors publicly funded elections, as did Teddy Roosevelt, as do most Americans. The problem with expensive campaigns is that politicians are often beholden to the individuals and corporations that fund them.

In Comcast/Time Warner Merger, Public Interest Is Paramount

Scott M. Stringer | Posted 09.19.2014 | New York
Scott M. Stringer

New York State's Public Service Commission (PSC) is currently reviewing Comcast's plan to purchase Time Warner Cable for over $45 billion, a merger which would link the nation's two largest cable companies.

Will Comcast's Shoddy Customer Service Practices Snowball with a Time Warner Cable Merger?

Victoria Peng | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Victoria Peng

Anecdotal evidence that Comcast's shoddy customer service practices disappoint consumers is overwhelming and warrants consumer protection. Its customer support is poor because most Americans have no other provider in their area.

Deny the Merger: The Collusion of Verizon-Wired & Verizon Wireless with Comcast and Time Warner.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Open the Networks for Direct Competition: The AOL-Time Warner Merger was Never Enforced. UPDATE to Part IV in the series based on the new report "I...

Questions Every Time Warner and Comcast Franchise Area Should Ask Before a Merger Is Considered

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The Social Contract was signed in 1995 to settle disagreements as the cable companies wanted to offer new services and wire the schools but wanted rate increases, above and beyond normal rate increases.

Gerry Smith

AT&T, Comcast Have Spotty Record Of Giving Internet To Rural And Poor | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.12.2014 | Technology

As telecom giants seek approval for their latest mergers, millions of people without fast, reliable Internet service have become bargaining chips. ...

Gerry Smith

Silicon Valley: Stop The Huge Comcast Merger | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.11.2014 | Technology

After months of silence, the tech industry is calling on regulators to block Comcast's merger with Time Warner Cable, saying the deal would allow the ...

NY Times: Block Comcast-Time Warner Merger

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.27.2014 | Media

The editorial board of the New York Times has called on the government to block the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. In a Tue...

Here Comes Another Massive Media Deal

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2014 | Technology

(Adds new sourcing, background) By Soyoung Kim and Liana B. Baker NEW YORK May 17 (Reuters) - AT&T is close to announci...

AT&T In Talks To Buy DirecTV For $50 Billion

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.12.2014 | Technology

Telecom giant AT&T is in "advanced talks" to buy satellite TV service DirectTV for about $50 billion, according to Bloomberg News, which spoke with pe...

Comcast Makes ANOTHER Big Deal

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2014 | Media

(Adds details, background) By Liana B. Baker April 28 (Reuters) - Comcast Corp said it would shed 3.9 million video cus...

Comcast, Time Warner and Congress: Perfect Together

Michael Winship | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

On April 9, the US Senate held its first hearing on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner deal -- a $45 billion transaction that will affect millions of consumers and further pad some already well-lined pockets.

Franken Presses Comcast On Time Warner Merger: 'I'm Against This Deal'

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

(Add sports, content, bundling controversies) By Alina Selyukh and Diane Bartz WASHINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) - Comcast C...

Here's How Much Comcast Owns Washington

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.09.2014 | Media

When Comcast and Time Warner Cable executives appeared before a Senate committee on Wednesday to defend their proposed merger, the senators questionin...

Americans Take Quick Break From Partisan Bickering To Hate Comcast And Time Warner

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business

Any doubt that your fellow Americans also hate the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger should be wiped away, because a new survey has confirmed that basi...

Most Americans Don't Want The Comcast-Time Warner Deal

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2014 | Media

By David Ingram WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - A majority of Americans are skeptical about the proposed merger of Comcast Corp and...

SHOCK: Most Americans Think Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Is Bad News

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business

By David Ingram WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - A majority of Americans are skeptical about the proposed merger of Comcast Corp and...

Gerry Smith

Al Franken Points Out Comcast's History Of Breaking Merger Promises | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.28.2014 | Technology

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) told regulators this week that Comcast’s history of violating merger commitments “raises serious questions” about whet...

This Comcast Parody Video Is Perfection

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 02.28.2014 | Technology

Concerned about how Comcast's potential purchase of Time Warner Cable may lead to even worse customer service, higher prices and general hellish frust...

Timothy Stenovec

The Comcast Deal Is Already Creating Headaches For Netflix | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology

The warnings surfaced almost immediately after Comcast announced it wanted to buy Time Warner Cable. The $45.2 billion deal, some said, could be terri...