Naysayers Wring Hands Over Comcast-TWC Merger

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T. Barton Carter, College of Communication

After months of being courted by both Comcast and Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable has agreed to be purchased by Comcast for US$45.2 billion in stock…

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“Companies seeking to justify mergers almost always claim that economies of scale will increase efficiency and provide better service. In reality, however, they often reduce competition and thus the incentive to provide better, more affordable service.”

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