Comcast Faces Hurdles on Time Warner Cable Merger, Internet Rules

Comcast’s transformation from a midsize firm in the early 2000s to a lobbying powerhouse epitomizes how businesses can profit from influence in Washington, but the cable and Internet giant is now facing some resistance from the Obama administration and regulators, the Wall Street Journal reports.

FCC Pauses Clock on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

(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.

U.S. Asks Comcast for More Data to Review Time Warner Cable Merger

Pedestrians walk past the Time Warner Cable headquarters in New York February 13, 2014

(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).