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US: New coalition rises to fight Comcast merger

 |  December 4, 2014

Comcast is facing new opposition in its efforts to acquire Time Warner Cable.

According to reports, the Stop Mega Comcast Coalition launched operations Wednesday. The group, comprised of private companies, public interest firms and labor unions, argues that Comcast’s takeover would harm competition. The coalition is only the latest to form against the $45.2 billion merger; similar groups include DISH Network and the Parents Television Council.

Google was unfazed by the latest opposition. “There’s no real news here,” the company said in response to Stop Mega Comcast Coalition’s emergence.

The Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice are currently reviewing the merger.

Full content: PCMag

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