Crossing the Rubicon: Why the Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger Should Be Blocked

Global Competition Review, February 25, 2014

University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 245

8 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2014 Last revised: 11 Jun 2014

Maurice E. Stucke

University of Tennessee College of Law; The Konkurrenz Group

Allen P. Grunes

The Konkurrenz Group

Date Written: June 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Stucke, Maurice E. and Grunes, Allen P., Crossing the Rubicon: Why the Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger Should Be Blocked (June 2014). Global Competition Review, February 25, 2014; University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 245. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2422868

Maurice E. Stucke (Contact Author)

University of Tennessee College of Law ( email )

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The Konkurrenz Group ( email )

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Allen P. Grunes

The Konkurrenz Group ( email )

5335 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Suite 440
Washington, DC 20015
United States
202-644-9760 (Phone)

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