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US: Comcast donates to groups, lawmakers that support merger

 |  April 6, 2015

Comcast has donated thousands of dollars to charities, think tanks, and state lawmakers that have in turn endorsed the cable and Internet giant’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, the New York Times reports.

The Federal Communications Commission is currently accepting comments on the $45 billion deal and is expected to finish its review of the merger by the middle of this year, along with the Justice Department.

Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen denied any accusations of a quid pro quo, telling the Times that his company has “never provided financial support to an organization in exchange for support in a transaction.”


Full Content: The New York Times


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