Time Warner and Comcast

The merger has gone bust, harassed into being discarded by the FCC and DoJ. The latter, for instance,

…said it had significant concerns that the merger would make Comcast “an unavoidable gatekeeper for Internet-based services that rely on a broadband connection to reach consumers.”

This is an…ironic…concern, given that DoJ’s partner in the merger’s destruction had only recently arrogated that gatekeeper role to itself with its Net “neutrality” rule recently announced.

Unfortunately, with this FCC and this DoJ, we can’t know whether the cancelation of the merger was a good idea or a bad one. And that’s bad for business and bad for American consumers.

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