David L. Cohen

Comcast Faces Hurdles on Time Warner Cable Merger, Internet Rules

Company with extensive ties to Democrats is one of Washington’s most powerful lobbying forces

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.

Protestors: Comcast Not Paying Its ‘Fair Share’

Democrat-linked company hit with protests for its low tax payments

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.

Comcast Dropped Popular Rural TV Network for Al Jazeera America

Hearing covers concerns about Comcast, TWC merger

Comcast dropped a popular rural television network last year right before launching the unproven Al Jazeera America network, one of several concerns raised by witnesses on Thursday about the company’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable (TWC) and its potential market power.