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Can't Change That Channel: The Comcast-Time Warner Merger and Oligarchy

Can't Change That Channel: The Comcast-Time Warner Merger and Oligarchy
The proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner would create a "telecommunications colossus the likes of which the country has not seen since 1984 when the government forced the breakup of the original AT&T telephone monopoly," according to the New York Times. While it would inevitably squeeze more money out of an already overcharged consumer, the merger could also limit the ability of internet start-ups to find footing or alternative voices to find a podium.
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Franken's Campaign Against Comcast Is No Joke

Franken's Campaign Against Comcast Is No Joke
In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) — one of the leading opponents of Comcast's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable — stood up for the millions of people in Minnesota and across the country who are facing rising cable and Internet costs. He called the deal bad for consumers, saying it would stifle competition and likely lead to higher costs for Minnesotans who are already being squeezed financially.
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Near Monopoly May Become Complete Monopoly: Time Warner, Comcast Announce Merger

Near Monopoly May Become Complete Monopoly: Time Warner, Comcast Announce Merger
Time Warner and Comcast have announced plans for a merger. If there's a compelling reason other than those companies making piles of money at the expense of their consumers, it would be hard to find.
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