Comcast-TWC Merger — An Opportunity For New Approaches

Law360, New York (February 26, 2014, 8:08 PM EST) -- The proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable is going to be a conundrum for the antitrust and communications authorities.

On one hand, the two cable companies seem to have a solid position under traditional antitrust law: they don't compete for customers anywhere in the country, so combining them wouldn't deprive any cable subscribers of a choice they now have. By this simplistic measure, the merger doesn't reduce competition.

On the other hand, this combination of America's two largest cable operators is so massive in...
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