December 19, 2014 Comcast Merger Opponents Have Submitted Nearly 600,000 Public Comments to FCC Merger Would Stifle Competition and Lead to Higher Prices, Fewer Choices, And Even Worse Customer Service WASHINGTON. D.C. – Opponents of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger announced today that they have submitted just under 600,000 public comments to the Federal Communications Commission in Continue Reading
Consumers Union Press Releases
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Consumers Union urges FCC to reject Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger in reply comments to agency WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, today filed reply comments at the Federal Communications Commission on behalf of CU and Common Cause in opposition to the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. In the filing, Continue Reading
December 11, 2014 Greenlining Institute ~ Consumers Union ~TURN ~ Media Alliance ~ California Common Cause Low Income, Consumer, & Media Advocacy Groups Urge California PUC to Reject the Comcast – Time Warner Cable Merger SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Advocacy groups representing low income Californians, consumers, and diverse media voices urged the California Public Utilities Commission Continue Reading
Consumers Union praises President’s statement in support of free and open Internet WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, applauded today’s statement by President Obama in support of strong net neutrality rules to ensure a free and open Internet, including the reclassification of consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Continue Reading
October 30, 2014 “Comcast Attacks!” Ad Highlights How the Cable Monster’s Merger With Time Warner Cable Will Hurt Consumers Merger Would Allow Comcast to Dominate the Market, Leading to Higher Prices, Fewer Choices And Worse Customer Service WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new Halloween-themed ad appearing in Communications Daily today by Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm Continue Reading
NEW YORK — The fight to save Net Neutrality and stop the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger came to Brooklyn on Monday night as an enthusiastic crowd of New Yorkers testified before five empty chairs, each representing one of the five FCC commissioners who either declined or failed to respond to the event organizers’ invitations to Continue Reading
Comcast shareholders voted in favor of the company’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable at a special shareholders’ meeting held in Philadelphia. The merger is under review by federal and state governments.
CU submits detailed document to Justice on how deal violates antitrust law
Consumers Union calls on FCC to support stronger net neutrality rules, apply equal standards to wireless and wired services WASHINGTON, DC – In comments filed today at the Federal Communications Commission, Consumers Union called on the FCC to support stronger net neutrality rules, saying the same protections should be applied equally to wireless Internet networks Continue Reading
Largest Online Advocacy Groups to FCC: Get Out of D.C. Chairman Wheeler must respond to overwhelming public support for Net Neutrality by leaving Washington and meeting face-to-face with Americans WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, 27 of the nation’s largest online advocacy groups submitted a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler urging the agency to participate Continue Reading
Thursday, September 4, 2014 Consumers Union: FCC Chairman’s concerns about broadband competition show why Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger should be rejected WASHINGTON, D.C . – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler today delivereda speech on the state of the market for high-speed Internet service and the need for greater broadband competition. Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Continue Reading
For Immediate Release: Monday, August 25, 2014 65 Groups Urge the FCC to Reject the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Deal Would Give Comcast Unprecedented Market Power & Lead To Higher Prices and Fewer Choices For Consumers Sixty-five organizations representing consumers, content producers, and social justice and democracy-reform advocates called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today to Continue Reading
Consumers Union called on the FCC to block the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, filing a petition with Common Cause against the deal as the FCC seeks public comment on the merger.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, took a light-hearted look at Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable today in a new satirical video. The video pokes fun at Comcast’s “Together is Better” ad campaign, which promises everything will get better if the cable Continue Reading
Consumers Union presses FCC for stronger net neutrality rules – In public comments filed at FCC, Consumers Union argues for reclassifying broadband as telecommunications service as companies like Comcast seek mergers to increase market power – Consumer Reports survey: 58% oppose paid-priority deals between Internet service providers and content companies WASHINGTON – Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Continue Reading
Thursday, June 19, 2014 Majority of Consumers Oppose the Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger Large Majorities Agree That Proposed Merger Will Cost Consumers YONKERS, NY: Most Americans are opposed to the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, according to a new public opinion poll by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. The Continue Reading
PHILADELPHIA, PA – A coalition of organizations and local residents opposing Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable protested the deal today outside the Comcast investor meeting in Philadelphia. The groups, which have gathered over 400,000 signatures from people throughout the country opposed to the merger, held a “People’s Vote” on the deal and called Continue Reading
As the House prepares to hold a hearing on the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, CU is telling lawmakers the deal would be extremely harmful to consumers, and the federal government should oppose it.
Cable companies Comcast and Charter Communications announced a $20 billion deal as Comcast seeks government approval for its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable.
Combining the two largest cable companies would be anti-competitive, anti-consumer, and just plain bad for America April 9, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger began on Wednesday — and 400,000 Americans have already signed petitions urging Washington to reject the deal. The petitions, organized by public interest Continue Reading
Consumers stand to lose out if Comcast and Time Warner Cable are allowed to merge, according to Consumers Union.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Comcast and Time Warner Cable Score Low on Latest Consumer Reports Customer Satisfaction Survey Low Scores Show Why The Companies Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Merge WASHINGTON, D.C. – Comcast and Time Warner Cable earned low customer satisfaction scores in the latest Consumer Reports National Research Center’s survey of consumers about their experiences Continue Reading
February 26, 2014 Consumers Union Urges Regulators to Take a Closer Look at Comcast/Netflix Deal Group Also Highlights Concerns that Comcast May Have Violated Terms of NBC Universal Deal WASHINGTON – Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, today sent letters to regulators urging them to take a hard look at the Continue Reading
Thursday, February 13, 2014 Consumers Union Opposes Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger, Citing Serious Concerns About Pricing and Service WASHINGTON, D.C. — Comcast has proposed a deal to buy Time Warner Cable, a mega-merger that would combine the two largest cable providers in the United States. Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, Continue Reading