AAI Submits Letter to House Judiciary Committee Re: Upcoming Hearing on Comcast-TWC Merger

Apr 22 2014
Testimony and Interventions

In a letter to the House Committee on the Judiciary, the AAI stated the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal would create an entity with a vastly larger footprint – covering over one third of cable and broadband internet subscribers nationwide – and put control of essential content distribution “pipes” into the hands of a single company.

Together with Comcast- TWC’s enormous content holdings, the merged company would have control over the production and distribution of important news, opinion, sports, and entertainment video programming to tens of millions of American consumers. The economic, political, and social implications of such control are potentially concerning.