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New Coalition Sets Sights on Halting Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

Dec 4, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A coalition has formed in a new effort to block Comcast’s proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable.

The Stop Mega Comcast Coalition includes Dish Network; Glenn Beck’s The Blaze network; the Writers Guild of America, West; and advocacy groups including Public Knowledge and the Sports Fan Coalition, The New York Times reports.

“While several of the groups have already raised concerns about the deal to regulators on their own, members said that they needed strength in numbers to compete with Comcast’s hefty lobbying budget,” The Times reports.

The groups said they oppose the deal “because of the enormous power the combined company would have over the country’s video and Internet infrastructure,” with possible increases in broadband prices and limits on program choices.

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  1. I am starting a group to join the Stop Mega Comcast Coalition… the group, ‘CNBC Viewers Tired of Endless Plugs and Praises of Comcast Stock by CNBC Anchors.’

    Certainly, there’s a conflict of interest here.

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