(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it paused its “shot-clock” on the review of the proposed $45 billion merger between the two largest U.S. cable providers, Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc.
Comcast’s media rivals are beginning to raise concerns that the company’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable could create an uncompetitive monopoly, the New York Post reports.
Conservative commentator Glenn Beck is calling on federal regulators to reject the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable after the companies refused to carry his cable-TV channel.
(Reuters) – U.S. communications regulators on Friday asked Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) for additional details about its video and broadband operations, including its web traffic management practices, to review the company’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable Inc (TWC.N).
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.
Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC) contributed $132,000 to a fundraising dinner honoring a federal regulator who will rule on their proposed merger, the Washington Post reports.
Customer service from Comcast has gotten so bad that a New Mexico woman pulled a gun on a technician that was charging her a fee she did not know about, according to United Press International.
The Justice Department is interviewing media companies such as Walt Disney Co. and CBS Corp. to determine whether the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger will be anticompetitive for the industry, Bloomberg reports.
Satellite broadcaster Dish Network told top officials at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week to block the proposed $45 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable because it would create serious anticompetitive pressures in the broadband and video markets, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Pennsylvania protestors are taking aim at one of President Barack Obama’s largest corporate supporters for not paying a “fair share” of taxes.
On Sunday, a dozen protestors showed up outside the state capital building in Harrisburg, accusing Comcast and a slew of other major companies of failing to pay enough taxes. The demonstrators chanted “pay your fair share,” in reference to the multi-billion dollar companies tax rate in the state.