Comcast strikes deal to buy Time Warner Cable

khyltonAssociated Press
Keith Hylton, School of Law

With a single behemoth purchase, Comcast is creating a dominant force in American entertainment and presenting federal regulators with an equally outsized quandary: How should they handle a conglomerate that promises to improve cable TV and Internet service to millions of homes but also consolidates unprecedented control of what viewers watch and download?…

Expert quote:

“If there’s no claim of consumer gain at all, they’ll have trouble gaining the Justice Department’s approval. They tend to demand efficiency gains in the form of lower prices to consumers.”

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