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IsBigBad

@66.90.121.x

Re: The Big Lie

said by newview:

Cohen stated that “bigger is a good thing,” as an increase in Comcast’s size “enhances our ability to compete more effectively.”

Total bullshit.
(youtube clip)

Big isn't by definition bad. Being big allows Comcast to cut a better deal with the content companies and get better lower prices in their contracts.
Papageno

join:2011-01-26
Portland, OR

Re: The Big Lie

Yay, then we'll get even MORE hot-and-cold-running "reality" shows replacing scripted dramas, sitcoms and movies! (How I pine for the days when the History Channel would actually show history documentaries.)

newview
Ex .. Ex .. Exactly
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join:2001-10-01
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said by IsBigBad :

said by newview:

Cohen stated that “bigger is a good thing,” as an increase in Comcast’s size “enhances our ability to compete more effectively.”

Total bullshit.
(youtube clip)

Big isn't by definition bad. Being big allows Comcast to cut a better deal with the content companies and get better lower prices in their contracts.

To whose advantage? Certainly NOT the Comcast subscriber.

quote:
Throughout the hearing, Cohen and TWC Chief Financial Officer Art Minson repeatedly claimed that the merger would benefit consumers by allowing the merged company to provide faster Internet service, more programming, and a better WiFi network.

“Would these benefits not happen without a merger?” asked Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.

Cohen admitted that these changes would go forward, but that “They will happen faster and with more certainty” as a result of the merger.
»consumerist.com/2014/04/09/comca···d-thing/

Again ... total bullshit
devolved

join:2012-07-11
Rapid City, SD
Comcast is a content company. Time Warner is too. Who are they gonna cut deals with? Themselves?

TWCnoContent

@google.com

Re: The Big Lie

said by devolved:

Comcast is a content company. Time Warner is too. Who are they gonna cut deals with? Themselves?

TWC is not a content company. They were spun off from Time Warner and have nothing to do with content.

Paladin
Sage of the light

join:2001-08-17
Chester, IL

Re: The Big Lie

Not necessarily, the TWC Sportsnet channels in LA that they are asking exorbitant fees for definitely produces content. It's just that no one other than TWC subscribers can see it.