A lot is being made about whether the $45bln proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable combo will pass regulatory muster, but it’s fair to ask whether it will pass consumer scrutiny. Regulatory bodies always look at mergers in the context of the public interest, but the public might be more interested in this deal than previous Comcast transactions. Read on for comments on the deal from Comcast execs and what to expect from lawmakers in the days ahead.
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So, what does $45bln get Comcast ($158.82/share in the all-stock transaction)? Read about the deal details here.
Of course, Comcast’s plan to divest Time Warner Cable systems with about 3mln subs, immediately brings to mind runner-up Charter. Where does Charter stand?
Comcast and Time Warner Cable’s satellite and telco rivals react to the deal.