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Jon Talton

Analysis and commentary on economic news, trends and issues, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest.

Category: Telecom
February 21, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Vote: Should Comcast get its merger?

You already know what I think about the proposed Comcast merger with Time Warner Cable: It is anti-competitive, anti-customer and further consolidation in an industry with too much local monopoly power already. I also wonder if the Obama administration will stand up to it, especially in an election year when Democrats need the campaign…

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February 18, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Will Obama stand up to Comcast?

Comcast’s attempt to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion will be bad for everybody except the company’s top executives, shareholders and Wall Street dealmakers. If this isn’t a monopoly that should be stopped, what is? The trouble: The Obama administration’s behavior in the U.S. Airways-American Airlines merger shows that it can be rolled. The Justice…

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