Groups to Wheeler: “No conditions, no side deals, no merger!”

Opposition to the Comcast mega merger has been mounting in recent months and a deal that was once considered a slam dunk now looks increasing uncertain as opponents continue to turn up the heat. If the merger is approved, Comcast would control over half of the high-speed residential broadband connections in the U.S. and dominate Continue Reading

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Californians Rally Against the Comcast Mega Merger

The battle to stop the Comcast mega merger moved to Los Angeles this week where the California Public Utilities Commission held a hearing on the deal on Tuesday.  The hearing took place less than one week after Commissioner Mike Florio announced his opposition to the merger, the latest sign that Comcast’s takeover scheme may be Continue Reading

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Mega-Merger Gives Comcast Too Much Control Over Broadband

Should one giant corporation be allowed to control more than half of the high speed broadband in homes across the country? That’s a key question at the center of the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.  And it’s a big reason why the merger has generated so much public opposition. If Comcast gets Continue Reading

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California PUC’s Merger Review Heats Up

Late last week, the Federal Communications Commission paused the shot clock on its review of the Comcast – Time Warner Cable merger.  Technically, the FCC has 180 days to complete its review but can start and stop the clock at any time.  The agency paused the clock while a lawsuit plays out in court over Continue Reading

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CU’s ad campaign aims to keep the pressure on the FCC to reject the merger

Consumers scored a major victory this week when the FCC voted to enact strong new rules to ensure the Internet remains free and open.  Now we’re hoping to capitalize on that momentum and continue the pressure on the FCC to reject the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. Beginning next week, Consumers Union will run ads in Continue Reading

Posted by Michael McCauley in Cable & Satellite, Comcast-TimeWarner, Internet, TV & Radio, Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

Momentum builds against merger as Comcast faces new hurdles

When Comcast announced its plans almost a year ago to merge with Time Warner Cable, most industry experts said the takeover plan would almost certainly be approved by federal regulators. But now the mega merger’s prospects are far from certain.   In recent weeks, articles in the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times have highlighted Continue Reading

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No-Merger Contest: We have a winner! (Three of them, in fact)

As part of our “Stop the Comcast Mega-Merger” campaign, we invited our most active online advocates to put their organizing skills to the test. The challenge: Five weeks to collect as many written comments as possible opposing the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. Contestants were placed into one of three categories depending on how many comment Continue Reading

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Don’t Let Comcast Break the Internet!

At a time when celebrities are trying to break the Internet with their latest publicity stunts, there’s a much more serious threat to life as we know it online. Our ability to access the web sites and online content we choose at an affordable price without interference by Internet service providers is under attack.   That’s Continue Reading

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Comcast Vows to Fix Customer Service. We’re Not Holding Our Breath.

One of the reasons the Comcast – Time Warner Cable merger has prompted so much public opposition is that both companies have terrible track records when it comes to customer service.  Most people — us included — don’t think things will get better if the merger gets OKed. Survey after survey has rated both companies Continue Reading

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Comcast’s Latest PR Campaign is All Spin

Comcast has launched a national media campaign to try and discredit merger opponents (that’s all of us) as just the “doom and gloom” crowd.  The cable giant is stepping up its pr offensive because it knows that the public is overwhelmingly opposed to its mega merger with Time Warner Cable. Comcast dismisses your concerns, saying Continue Reading

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