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My understanding is that the 30% cap was proposed but never enacted. However comcast is claiming that it will divest enough to get down to 30% anyway.Quote:
Originally Posted by mgkdragn /t/1517638/comcast-time-warner-cable-deal-is-a-disaster-for-customers#post_24356799
The FCC currently has a 30% ceiling to prevent a company from holding sway over too much of the country .. so Comcast will divest enough market share to drop under the cap .. and then likely lobby to increase the allowed percentage .. their Chief Lobby guy was a guest at the dinner the other day at the White House for the French President ..
It's pretty likely the deal will go thru ...
I'm pretty sure that's correct, I remember commenting on that either here or in another thread just recently. It's very likely that there will be systems that Comcast doesn't want anyway, that are not contiguous with existing systems for example, that they'll divest and it will get them down to 30% anyway, which will also make them look like a good corporate citizen to the regulatory agencies.Quote:
Originally Posted by dfiler /t/1517638/comcast-time-warner-cable-deal-is-a-disaster-for-customers/0_100#post_24412410
My understanding is that the 30% cap was proposed but never enacted. However comcast is claiming that it will divest enough to get down to 30% anyway.
Originally Posted by MPNASCAR24 /t/1517638/comcast-time-warner-cable-deal-is-a-disaster-for-customers/0_100#post_24753143
I wonder who inspired AT&T to buy directv, I know Comcrap who's trying to bribe the federal government to approve their purchase of TWC. Source: http://stopthecap.com/2014/05/22/comcast-hires-everyone-for-d-c-lobbying-blitzkrieg-for-merger-deal-with-time-warner-cable/
http://www.foxbusiness.com/industri...more-data-to-review-time-warner-cable-merger/What date are they going to vote for the merger?
“I’d never say anything was 100 percent dead, but this is in the 99 percent category,” Rich Greenfield, an analyst at BTIG in New York, said in a phone interview. “It’s not every day that you have a transaction that is universally hated by everyone outside of Philadelphia,” where Comcast is based.
Dolan isn't selling anything. There's also speculation that they have their eye on Netflix. It's all nonsense.I heard that Comcast wants to buy Cablevision if the merger fails. Too think last year I was so jealous of your internet Ian.