Block the merger between Comcast and Time Warner
The merger between Time Warner and Comcast would create an entity with at least 30% of the home broadband market. This will create an entity so large as to be anti-competitive in what should be considered a utility for most households. Removing the pressure for competition will result in higher cost with less innovation for American consumers. Additionally, this merger would hurt competition in the video entertainment industry where Comcast/Time Warner would have the power to hurt competitors such as Netflix and Hulu by slowing or denying access to their network unless these competiors paid a 'toll'. This 'toll' would inevitably be passed along to American Consumers. Cable television bills have already tripled in the last decade while these two companies rank among the worst for customer satisfaction. Enabling these two giants to merge will only exacerbate these trends. For the American consumer and for the good of the economy please block this merger outright.