Comcast merging with Time Warner? Say "No Way!"

  • by: Consumers Union
  • target: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Justice (DOJ)
It's time we take a stand against huge corporations becoming behemoths, wiping out the competition and sticking it to those of us who have little choice to go elsewhere.

If Comcast is allowed to swallow up Time Warner Cable, it will control almost two-thirds of the nation's cable customers, and nearly 40 percent of broadband users.

The Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice can stop this merger if they're convinced it's a bad deal for consumers. Let's convince them.

Add your name to our petition and we'll make sure these decision-makers know that consumers say 'Enough'. After you act, tell us about your cable nightmare so we can show that lack of competition has real consequences!
To the FCC and the DOJ,

I ask that you reject the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, and stand up for Americans like me who are sick of skyrocketing cable rates, slow and selective broadband speeds, and lousy customer service.

We need more competition in the cable and Internet marketplace, not less, and this mega-merger will result in a Comcast conglomerate that will dominate cable and broadband in our nation -- leading to higher prices, fewer program choices and even worse customer service.

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If you allow this merger to go through, Comcast will:

- Control two-thirds of the nation's cable subscribers, five times any other cable company and 50 percent more than the largest satellite TV service.
- Control nearly 40 percent of the U.S. broadband market.
- Force content providers to pay more to get their programming on, passing those price hikes on to customers.
- Combine two companies that already rank at the bottom of the American Consumer Satisfaction Index based on surveys with over 70,000 consumers.

Please reject the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, and give American consumers a break.

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Update #13 years ago
Angry consumers just like you crashed Comcast's annual shareholder meeting last week to protest the proposed merger. They gained national media attention and embarrassed Comcast. Keep up the pressure by sharing this petition!
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