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Old 04-17-2015, 01:39 PM
 
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If they are leaking this out, this is very likely the way this will end up.

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Feds to block Comcast-Time Warner merger

Staff attorneys at the Justice Department’s antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block Comcast Corp.’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.

Attorneys who are investigating Comcast’s $45.2 billion proposal to create a nationwide cable giant are leaning against the merger out of concerns that consumers would be harmed and could submit their review as soon as next week, said the people. The final decision about the deal will be made by the division’s senior officials.
I do not agree with the Obama administration about much, but this is a good decision. Being a conservative, but not a libertarian, I believe in efficient, effective, limited government (unlike the kind we have now), including regulatory oversight of business activities and transactions that can harm the consumer. It is desireable to avoid monopolies or excessive concentrations of power with individual companies such as Comcast.

The consummation of this transaction will create a behemoth with near monopoly powers across wide sections of the country. Comcast is, in my opinion, the worst company in America from a customer service perspective. I am not exaggerating. On my list they are #1 in that, and have been for quite a few years now.

So, assuming this decision goes through like the article suggests, let me take this rare opportunity to say:

Well done, President Obama!
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Old 04-17-2015, 01:41 PM
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If they are leaking this out, this is very likely the way this will end up.

I do not agree with the Obama administration about much, but this is a good decision. Being a conservative, but not a libertarian, I believe in efficient, effective, limited government (unlike the kind we have now), including regulatory oversight of business activities and transactions that can harm the consumer. It is desireable to avoid monopolies or excessive concentrations of power with individual companies such as Comcast.

The consummation of this transaction will create a behemoth with near monopoly powers across wide sections of the country. Comcast is, in my opinion, the worst company in America from a customer service perspective. I am not exaggerating. On my list they are #1 in that, and have been for quite a few years now.

So, assuming this decision goes through like the article suggests, let me take this rare opportunity to say:

Well done, President Obama!
A merger would be very bad news.
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Old 04-17-2015, 03:11 PM
 
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Just like the XM/Sirius merger was!!!!!!


MADE SIRIUS WORSE AND DESTROYED XM!!
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Old 04-17-2015, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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If they are leaking this out, this is very likely the way this will end up.

I do not agree with the Obama administration about much, but this is a good decision. Being a conservative, but not a libertarian, I believe in efficient, effective, limited government (unlike the kind we have now), including regulatory oversight of business activities and transactions that can harm the consumer. It is desireable to avoid monopolies or excessive concentrations of power with individual companies such as Comcast.

The consummation of this transaction will create a behemoth with near monopoly powers across wide sections of the country. Comcast is, in my opinion, the worst company in America from a customer service perspective. I am not exaggerating. On my list they are #1 in that, and have been for quite a few years now.

So, assuming this decision goes through like the article suggests, let me take this rare opportunity to say:

Well done, President Obama!
Presidents dont have anything to do with stuff like this.
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:24 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Just like the XM/Sirius merger was!!!!!!


MADE SIRIUS WORSE AND DESTROYED XM!!

And then you don't get another choice, because government makes it impossible to compete, with bottomless pockets.
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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I hate Comcast and will never give that corporation another dime. Mergers like this one are always bad for the consumer.
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Just like the XM/Sirius merger was!!!!!!


MADE SIRIUS WORSE AND DESTROYED XM!!
What do you care ?? It is DIGITAL radio ...
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Old 04-17-2015, 06:01 PM
 
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Comcast doesn't need any more money.
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Old 04-17-2015, 06:14 PM
 
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What do you care ?? It is DIGITAL radio ...
Because you pay for it.

That said, I've got XM and I can't tell the difference in programming since it fell under Sirius.

Their billing department sucks though. I've got 5 units and my bill has been screwed up for 7 or 8 years.
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Old 04-17-2015, 06:17 PM
 
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Comcast doesn't need any more money.
I don't begrudge Comcast a single dime, what I do begrudge was the potential strangle hold over the entire scope of modern entertainment, and communications. Simply compare what the respective conglomerates already own then think about what a merged Comcast Time Warner would have meant.

List of assets owned by Comcast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of assets owned by Time Warner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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