DOJ Needs Collusion, Dominance To Make Cable Antitrust Case

Law360, New York (June 13, 2012, 10:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice may have a hard time bringing antitrust claims against cable companies reportedly under investigation for hindering competition from online video providers without evidence of collusion or local market dominance, experts said Wednesday.

The antitrust watchdog has been questioning cable companies including Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. and online video services Netflix Inc. and Hulu LLC about a range of practices including placing caps on data usage and requiring users to have cable plans before giving them access to some...
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