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US: AT&T, Verizon seek conditions to Charter-TWC merger

 |  November 17, 2015

AT&T and Verizon have asked the FCC’s to impose conditions on the USD 79 billion merger between Charter, Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Bright House Networks.

AT&T and Verizon’s filings with the FCC support industry association USTelecom claims that the merger threatens competition and would make it easier for cable operators to work in unison. USTelecom is concerned about the potential for the consolidation of control over “must-have video programming.”

The growth in the cable market is partly a result of Verizon and AT&T selling large DSL territories. For its part, Charter has agreed with the regulator to avoid usage caps and to respect net neutrality for three years after the merger is completed.

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