WASHINGTON — In response to the Comcast-NBC merger announcement this morning, Free Press and the Consumer Federation of America released a new analysis showing why the deal poses a major threat to video competition that would seriously harm the public interest.
This whole debacle makes me wish I reconsidered recently purchasing a home in a town where the only choice is Comcast, though it didn’t seem like a deciding factor at the time. What can an individual do to get competition in his town? Write the mayor/local politicians? Write potential competitor cable/internet companies (WOW!, for instance, who I had in the neighboring town before I moved)?
If I may state a few points…
- Revenue does not equal profits
- How does this yield a greater cost to consumers?
- How is it possible for Comcast to prioritize NBC content?
- How does this change the number of companies that controls content? Comcast did not provide content before the merger…
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