Thursday, February 13, 2014

Comcast Set to Acquire Time Warner Cable for $45 Billion - NYTimes.com

Perhaps, anticipating regulatory reviews, it wasn't ideal timing for Comcast to allegedly be messing around with Netflix throttling; e.g., see Netflix performance on Verizon and Comcast has been dropping for months (Ars Technica)

"Despite combining the two largest cable operators in the country, a merger may have little impact on consumers. Comcast and Time Warner Cable compete in very few markets. As a result, few consumers will see their choices of cable operators reduced.

Nonetheless, regulators will surely look carefully at the impact on the deal to consumers, and may also focus on whether the combined company will have additional power in negotiations with cable networks, a recent source of tension in the industry."
Comcast Set to Acquire Time Warner Cable for $45 Billion - NYTimes.com
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