AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
September 18, 2014
Comcast/Time Warner Merger Not a Good Idea!
Did you know the entertainment industry is the one spending the most lobbying dollars in Washington, DC? Did you know there has been no indecency enforcement since 2007? Did you know Comcast executives have donated millions and millions of dollars to President Barack Obama in the last eight years? Did you know Comcast is already the largest horizontal and vertical market in the world?
If the Comcast/Time Warner merger is completed, they will control what is viewed on more than half of the televisions in the nation. Congress has directed FCC to review merger transactions under the Communications Act and to determine whether the proposed transaction would serve “the public interest, convenience, and necessity.” The FCC decision will impact every consumer of entertainment, news, sports and educational programming as well as every subscriber to high speed internet. This issue does not just pertain to subscribers of Comcast and Time Warner. In the last 30 days over 43,000 comments have been left on the FCC website concerning the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner – most in opposition to such a merger. What do you think about such a merger?
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