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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Consumer Groups: Customers Will Be ‘Worse Off’ After Comcast Merger

Consumer advocacy groups are petitioning federal regulators to reject a proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable that they say would harm customers and hinder innovation, the Hill reports.

The groups Consumers Union and Common Cause sent a petition to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday:

“Consumers have expressed strong concerns about this merger, and how it would leave them worse off—with fewer choices, higher prices, less innovation and poorer service,” the petition said, warning of industry consolidation.

The groups pointed to widespread discontent among Comcast customers as a sign that the company is already too large.

“Widespread consumer complaints of high prices, poor service, and no choices are unmistakable hallmarks of an absence of meaningful competition,” the petition said.

“Comcast and [Time Warner Cable] already dominate television and broadband service in most of the key parts of the country, and this merger would only expand and strengthen and solidify that dominance.”



Anonymous said...

They already suck! I've already had to get rid of my cable because I could no longer afford their prices. Now I have just internet and that is over seventy a month for high speed. If it gets much worse, I will cut even that. They are a horrible company with horrible customer service. Between them and Verizon, we are screwed!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The sooner people pull the cable plug on tv the better their lives will be.
After losing the best form of brainwashing the cable prices will come down.

Anonymous said...

just what we need - another TOO BIG TO FAIL company
ditch cable TV & get a ROKU