Crossing the Rubicon: Why the Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger Should Be Blocked
Global Competition Review, February 25, 2014
8 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2014 Last revised: 11 Jun 2014
Date Written: June 2014
Comcast and Time Warner Cable say their proposed $45 billion merger would not raise prices -- and instead lead to real benefits -- for cable and broadband customers across the country.
But, as we discuss, the deal raises serious concerns of a creeping monopolist and the ability of a powerful media buyer to harm rivals.
Keywords: cable, broadband, antitrust, Section 7, incipiency
JEL Classification: K21, L40, L41, L42
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