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  • "Don't Comcast the Internet" Statement on Comcast-Time Warner Cable
    April 24, 2015
    The "Don't Comcast the Internet" campaign today issued the following statement regarding Comcast's withdrawal of its pending acquisition of Time Warner Cable: read more »

  • COMPTEL Applauds Demise of Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal
    April 24, 2015
    Today Comcast formally withdrew its pending $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable. The following statement can be attributed to Angie Kronenberg, Chief Advocate and General Counsel of COMPTEL, the leading trade association advocating for competitive networks and competitive communications policy: read more »

  • NTCA Statement on Comcast and Time Warner Cable Merger Termination
    April 24, 2015
    NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield in response to Comcast’s decision to walk away from the proposed transaction with Time Warner Cable: read more »

  • "Don't Comcast the Internet" Statement on Comcast-Time Warner Cable
    April 23, 2015
    The "Don't Comcast the Internet" campaign today issued the following statement regarding reports that Comcast plans to withdraw its bid to acquire Time Warner Cable: read more »

  • Sports Fans Coalition Urges Regulators to Make "Goal-line Stand" for Fans, Deny Comcast-TWC Merger
    April 21, 2015
    Three national associations, representing more than one thousand competitive video, Internet and voice services companies, announced on Monday the launch of “Don’t Comcast the Internet”, a business-driven campaign calling on federal regulators to deny the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Sponsored by COMPTEL, ITTA–the Voice of Mid-Size Communications Companies, and NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association—organizations made up of businesses that compete and do business with the merging companies—the campaign will mobilize businesses and other voices to urge the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission to protect competition, innovation and consumer choice by denying the transaction. read more »

  • Letter to FCC Chairman Wheeler
    April 17, 2015
    A letter sent on behalf of 37 organizations to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, urging him to reject the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger.
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  • U.S. Antitrust Lawyers Said to Be Leaning Against Comcast Merger
    Bloomberg - April 17, 2015
    “Staff attorneys at the Justice Department’s antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block Comcast Corp.’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. Attorneys who are investigating Comcast’s $45.2 billion proposal to create a nationwide cable giant are leaning against the merger out of concerns that consumers would be harmed and could submit their review as soon as next week, said the people. The antitrust lawyers will present their findings to Renata Hesse, a deputy assistant attorney general for antitrust, who will decide, along with the division’s top officials, whether to file a federal lawsuit to block the deal, they said.” read more »

  • Netflix Bosses on Fighting the Comcast-Time Warner Merger, ‘The Interview’ Success
    The Wrap - April 15, 2015
    “Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos pointed out a silver lining to Sony’s ‘The Interview’ release fiasco during a quarterly earnings call with analysts and investors on Wednesday… Also during the call, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings reasserted the company’s opposition to a proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner, saying that the company is focusing on stopping the potential combination. ‘Our main goal at this point is to get the government to block the Comcast-Time Warner merger,’ Hastings said. ‘We think, were that merger to come together and as DSL fades, that company combined would have over 50 percent of U.S. residential Internet homes and frankly that’s just too much in one company.’” read more »

  • California PUC should deny Comcast-Time Warner merger
    The Sacramento Bee - April 11, 2015
    “Here in California, a coalition of public interest advocates, activists and the public have spent the last year fighting the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The merger would result in a ‘MegaComcast’ with a virtual monopoly over broadband and video services in California. Comcast’s service area would cover at least 84 percent of California’s population, and a majority of Californians would have Comcast as their only choice of broadband provider. The merger would not only harm consumers by allowing Comcast to charge higher prices and provide worse service quality, but also would cause equally severe harms to activism, content creation and innovation.” read more »

  • California PUC member moves to block Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger
    Los Angeles Times - April 10, 2015
    “Just days before an important public hearing, a California Public Utilities Commission member has raised the stakes by proposing the regulatory panel block Comcast's bid to acquire Time Warner Cable. PUC Commissioner Mike Florio on Friday submitted an alternative proposal to the five-member PUC. His measure would deny Comcast's request to take over the licenses held in California by Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications. ‘This transaction is not in the public interest,’ Florio's 89-page proposal said.” read more »

The Don’t Comcast the Internet campaign is driven by COMPTEL, ITTA (The Independent Telephone & Telecommunications Alliance) and NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, which together represent more than one thousand businesses providing competitive video, Internet, Internet content, and voice services. We are calling on federal regulators to deny the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger and prevent the serious harms it poses to competition, innovation and consumer choice. For this purpose, we have formed a coalition called Networks for Competition and Choice.

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