Sen. Questions FCC Pay TV Merger Reviews

Sen. Dean Heller (R., Nev.) in a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler requested information regarding any confidential meetings the agency has had with media companies as part of its regulatory review of proposed acquisitions of pay-television companies Time Warner Cable by Comcast Corp. and DirecTV by AT&T, The Wall Street Journal reports. WSJ subscribers can read the full story here.

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Jeff Groves says:

September 12, 2014 at 9:13 pm

After the Merger happens, what costs $139.00 a month will balloon to $159.00 a month or higher. Conbine this with the ever increasing number of cheaply-produced programming will do nothing but alienate subscribers, who like me have chosen to seek our entertainment and informational needs elsewhere. A house divided against itself cannot stand. Take warning, the whole system will eventually collapse like a house of cards. A house divided against itself cannot stand!

    Wagner Pereira says:

    September 13, 2014 at 3:37 am

    I’ll make a point to post TWC prices after the merger to show you are wrong. As there are more alternatives now, no MVPD cannot afford to raise prices that fast. But then again, you will pay the inflated price for internet without a bundle because you do not subscribe to cable tv.

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