Crossing the Rubicon: Why the Comcast/Time Warner merger should be blocked

25 February 2014

Crossing the Rubicon: Why the Comcast/Time Warner merger should be blocked

Allen Grunes and Maurice Stucke

Comcast and Time Warner Cable say their proposed $45 billion merger would not raise prices – and would lead instead to real benefits – for cable customers across the country. But the deal raises serious concerns of a creeping monopolist and the ability of a powerful media buyer to harm rivals, write University of Tennessee professor and GeyerGorey of counsel Maurice E Stucke and GeyerGorey partner Allen P Grunes.