Crossing the Rubicon: Why the Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger Should Be Blocked

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Crossing the Rubicon: Why the Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger Should Be Blocked – Maurice E. Stucke (University of Tennessee College of Law) and Allen P. Grunes (GeyerGorey LLP)

ABSTRACT: Comcast and Time Warner Cable say their proposed $45 billion merger would not raise prices — and instead lead to real benefits — for cable and broadband customers across the country.

But, as we discuss, the deal raises serious concerns of a creeping monopolist and the ability of a powerful media buyer to harm rivals.