Consumers Union Press Releases

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