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NetCompetition Statement on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 13, 2014

 

Contact:  Scott Cleland 703-217-2407

 

The Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger is Pro-competitive,

 

The Communications Marketplace Has Never Been More Competitive,

 

And American Consumers Have Never Had More Communications Choices

 

Mobile & Cloud Competition & Innovation are Dynamically Changing Communications 

 

WASHINGTON D.C. – The following quotes on the announcement of the Comcast-Time-Warner Cable merger may be attributed to Scott Cleland, Chairman of NetCompetition:

 

  • “Not only is the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger pro-competitive, via the improvement of services and innovation for millions of Americans and many thousands of businesses, this merger also is occurring in the most competitive communications marketplace with the most consumer choices ever. It should be approved”

 

  • “This merger does not eliminate a competitor or choice for consumers, who will still have at least three to four facilities-based competitors to choose from in every market, after this transaction closes."

 

  • “Since the last cable-to-cable mergers were approved about a decade ago, every single facet of the communications marketplace has become dramatically more competitive, dynamic, and innovative.”

 

  • “Just like wireless substitution from DBS competitors has transformed video competition, and wireless substitution from cellular competitors has transformed telephony competition, wireless substitution from LTE competitors is transforming broadband competition.”

 

NETCompetition.org is a pro-competition e-forum representing broadband interests.  See www.netcompetition.org 

 

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