There was a fair dose of skepticism at Wed’s Sen Judiciary hearing on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, but only one lawmaker who came right out in opposition (MN Democrat Al Franken, who’d already said he was against it and was a vocal critic of the Comcast-NBCU deal). House Judiciary members will be able to quiz execs from the companies at their own hearing next month. And Comcast and TWC can fine tune their reasoning for why they’re better together. But in the eyes of Sen Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), that’s where they fall short. Cohen responds and others express their concerns.
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