Consumers Union Press Releases

As Comcast shareholders’ vote for Time Warner Cable merger, Consumers Union says merger is “bad deal” for consumers

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.

Consumers Union calls on Justice Department to block Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

CU submits detailed document to Justice on how deal violates antitrust law

Stronger net neutrality rules needed for both wireless and wired Internet services

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

Advocacy Groups Urge the FCC to Hold Field Hearings on Net Neutrality

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

FCC Chairman’s Concerns About Broadband Competition Show Why the Comcast Merger Should be Rejected

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

65 Groups Urge the FCC to Reject the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

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 urges FCC to reject the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

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.

“”Together Isn’t Better” Video Pokes Fun At Comcast’s Ad Campaign & Merger With Time Warner Cable

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

CR Poll: Most Consumers Oppose the Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger

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

Groups protest Comcast’s proposed merger outside company’s shareholder meeting in Philadelphia

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 House preps for Comcast-Time Warner Cable hearing, Consumers Union says deal “extremely harmful”

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.

Consumers Union on Comcast-Charter deal: Hard to see any benefits for consumers, competition

Cable companies Comcast and Charter Communications announced a $20 billion deal as Comcast seeks government approval for its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable.

400,000 People Join Chorus of Protest Against Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

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

Comcast – Time Warner Cable merger is a bad deal for consumers

Consumers stand to lose out if Comcast and Time Warner Cable are allowed to merge, according to Consumers Union.

Comcast and Time Warner Cable Score Low on Latest Consumer Reports Customer Satisfaction Survey

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

CU urges regulators to take a closer look at Comcast/Netflix deal

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

CU opposes Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger

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