Telling the FCC: Say no to merger madness

Posted by Todd O'Boyle on August 21, 2014


Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable must be stopped. Allowing the nation’s largest cable operator to gobble up its largest rival would be a disaster for consumers.

The merger would:

  • Give Comcast even more control over what consumers see and say online.

  • Create a national cable monopoly making it harder for independent, local voices to break through on the cable dial.

  • Push our cable and internet bills higher

  • Combine two firms with a long history of unseemly influence peddling into a lobbying juggernaut

As former FCC Commissioner and Common Cause Special Adviser Michael Copps said when the merger was announced in February:

"This is so over the top that it ought to be dead on arrival at the FCC. The proposed deal runs roughshod over competition and consumer choice and is an affront to the public interest.”

We asked Common Cause members to submit their comments on the merger, and today, we passed your comments on to the Federal Communications Commission. Read our comments here

Office: Common Cause National

Issues: Media and Democracy

Tags: Broadband for All

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