Items tagged "Mergers"

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Public Knowledge Files Petition to Deny Proposed Charter, Time Warner Cable Merger

October 13, 2015 FCC , Mergers , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Today, Public Knowledge, joined by Common Cause, Consumers Union, and Open MIC, filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission asking the agency to deny the merger of Charter, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks as proposed unless a broad set of concerns are thoroughly addressed.

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Public Knowledge Commends FCC Commissioner Clyburn’s Call for Inquiry Into Programming Practices

July 28, 2015 Broadband , Mergers , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

As we stated earlier, the Commission did not adopt all of the conditions on this merger that we think it could have. However, we are hopeful that, with proper enforcement, some of the conditions on this deal can help promote the public interest.

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Public Knowledge Responds to DC Circuit’s CBS v. FCC Decision

May 8, 2015 FCC , Mergers

Public Knowledge has issued the following statement in response to the DC Circuit’s decision in CBS v. FCC, which was issued today.

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Public Knowledge Provides Further Grounds for FCC to Block the Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger

December 22, 2014 Broadband , ComcastTWC , FCC , Mergers

Today, Public Knowledge and the Open Technology Institute filed their replies to the opposition Comcast and Time Warner Cable filed to PK and OTI’s original Petition to Deny, which asked the FCC to stop the merger of those companies.

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Press Call: Public Knowledge to Release Studies Revealing Competitive Problems in Broadband Market

November 10, 2014 Broadband , Mergers , Net Neutrality

Public Knowledge will host a press briefing at 11 a.m. Nov. 13 to discuss the results of broadband market reports conducted by independent researcher John Horrigan and CTC Technology and Energy, a consultancy.

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Public Knowledge to Testify in Senate Comcast-Time Warner Cable Hearing

April 8, 2014 Comcast-TimeWarnerCable , Comcast-TWC , merger , Mergers

Tomorrow, Public Knowledge President and CEO, Gene Kimmelman, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the hearing titled, “Examining the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger and the Impact on Consumers.”

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Legal Analysis: The Risk of Appealing the T-Mobile/Sprint Court Decision

March 27, 2020 Legal Analysis , Litigation , Mergers , Sprint/T-Mobile

Last month, Judge Victor Marrero of the District Court of the Southern District of New York issued a decision allowing the proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile to proceed, rejecting a suit brought by a coalition of state Attorneys General. This decision is deeply disappointing—Public Knowledge and other groups fought hard to stop the merger, […]

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Comcast, the 1992 Cable Act, and You

November 8, 2019 1992 Cable Act , Comcast , Mergers , monopsony , MVPD , Starz , Video Marketplace

Don’t be disappointed, but this post isn’t going to give you a complete history of the 1992 Cable Act. That law had a lot of great ideas — and led to some great results — but it also had some disappointments, as the law was either watered down or poorly implemented. However, one of its […]

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The FCC Can — and Should — Update Its Rules to Combat Rising Cross-Ownership

February 25, 2019 Competition , FCC , Litigation , Media Ownership , Mergers

The Federal Communications Commission is required by law to review its media ownership rules every four years to determine whether they remain “necessary in the public interest.” If they do not, the FCC is to “repeal or modify” the regulations. Contrary to the apparent belief of the FCC, the Quadrennial Review is not simply about eliminating or relaxing rules. Rather, the purpose of the review is to serve the public interest. Therefore, when the FCC decides whether to keep, repeal, or modify current rules, some rules may need to be enhanced.

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In the Aftermath of the AT&T/Time Warner Decision, There’s Still Hope

June 19, 2018 AT&T , ATTTime Warner , Competition , Mergers , Time Warner

Last week was a difficult week for antitrust and consumer rights advocates. On Monday, the net neutrality rules (the ones that kept internet service providers from acting as gatekeepers of the internet) officially went off the books. (We are, of course, fighting to bring them back.) The next day, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon issued a ruling permitting the AT&T/Time Warner mega-merger to proceed, in a lawsuit brought on by the Department of Justice. This ruling was more troubling news for consumers, as well as for the future of online competition.

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