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Say No To Comcast-Time Warner Merger! ACTION


Business  (tags: business, corporate, Time Warner Cable, merger, Comcast, money )

Nancy
- 60 days ago - commoncause.org
Comcast, the largest cable provider in the country, just announced that it intends to purchase its next biggest rival, Time Warner Cable. The deal would push media consolidation into overdrive, turning Comcast into a 40 million subscriber goliath.



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Gloria picchetti (279)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 5:30 am
It doesn't work.
 

Gene Jacobson (233)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 6:42 am
I can't believe the government will allows this merger. There are suits already filed. Rarely has so large a monopoly ever been allowed. Bill Moyers on his show Friday night talked about this. These are the two of the remaining six providers that are consistently ranked last in customer service. This merger would, in effect, push the other four out of business, as these two have as they have gobbled up what was once a field of 25 cable companies. Their reach is far wider than just the provision of cable services as well, as they also own content providers. There is no way consumers win if this goes through. As Bill pointed out what was a cable in the mid 90's of around $25 to $50 is now $150 or more, and that will not decrease with this merger, it will simply leave the country at the mercy of a company that has none. That can't be allowed. I hope the courts quash this very bad idea as soon as possible.
 

Robert O. (12)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:37 am
Thanks Nancy.
 

Michael Kirkby (80)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 8:03 am
Done
 

Debbie S. (32)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 9:27 am
Previously signed a petition against this merger. I agree with Gene, this should not be allowed. Comcast is one of the top 10 most hated companies. They keep raising the rates and offering less choice. You have to pay more all the time for a few channels you want to have and are paying for a lot of channels you don't even want. I think everyone should be able to pick the channels they want to receive.

 

Allan Yorkowitz (458)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 10:48 am
thanks Nancy
 

linda b. (190)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 10:48 am
For US only. Nancy your address is visible when clicking to take action. Noted thanks Nancy.
 

Terrie Williams (753)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 11:50 am
Signed and shared in private email, noted.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 11:58 am
Ty
 

Elizabeth M. (62)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 12:16 pm
I could find no place to sign as someone else's information is there.
Noted. Thank You Nancy.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 12:50 pm
Noted, thanks !
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 1:10 pm
Noted. I got Nancy's confirmation, too, and couldn't find the petition on the website. I've signed others, though, and Sen. Al Franken had a survey out today which I answered. Comcast is a monopoly here. The city of Tucson has the monopoly Cox cable....Pima County has Comcast/Xfinity. No choices....unless you go with satellite.
We were paying the "highest tier" for unlimited data for our internet & cable combined (separate phone co.). A few months ago, they removed the "unlimited" and placed a data cap on us. When we exceed the cap, we get a message and another charge. As we go over the next "cap" we are charged again. This is absolutely outrageous! We were getting messages around the last week of the month that we'd exceeded our cap, now we're getting messages the 2nd week of the month. Heavy sigh!
 

Aurea Walker (162)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 1:16 pm
T. U. Nancy. Am all for capitalism! Monopoly USED to be a game for kids, not anymore! Will ditto Gene, cannot improve on what he posted. However, direct tv is looking GOOD! And if it really gets totally out of hand, what a concept go tv less! Spend too damn much time watching tv anyway!
 

Dotti Lydon (118)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 1:33 pm
I would have signed the petition if I could have. Have been unhappy with Comcast for some time now The apartment complex where I live leaves you no choice. They have a contract with Comcast. If they merge with Time Warner, the bill will surely go up.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 2:28 pm
Tried to sign the petition. I just got a screen that said thank you Nancy.
 

Birgit W. (135)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 3:24 pm
I got the same message like Nelson Baker. Thanks.
 

barb horban (40)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 3:49 pm
Noted previously signed
 

Ondine J. (124)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 6:19 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Nancy
 

James W. (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:28 pm
Comcast is awful but that's because we allowed them to get so big by being apathetic. Now, the question is whether the politicians will listen over big bucks.
 

Sue H. (7)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:37 pm
Link took me to a thanks nancy page...no option to sign.
 

Sherri G. (109)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 11:24 pm
Link took me to a thanks nancy page...no option to sign. TY Nancy Noted
 

Candy L. (466)
Monday February 17, 2014, 1:46 am
Signed & Tweeted, but not sure if its the same one! could not find yours! Here is the link Working Families http://action.workingfamiliesparty.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=9279 This one is to voice your concerns from Al Franken:http://www.alfranken.com/landing/e1402cm/?subsource=ngpattre-e1402cm This one is from Free Press, got this one on the 13th http://act.freepress.net/sign/consol_comcast_twc/?source=conf
 

Joanne Dixon (34)
Monday February 17, 2014, 8:50 am
I have signed everything I could find on this issue, but I missed this one. And I really had to go around Robin Hood's barn to find it! The correct address to sign is http://www.commoncause.org/nomerger

live link
 

Jim Phillips (3205)
Monday February 17, 2014, 9:40 am
Here is the link for the commoncause.org petition:

http://www.commoncause.org/site/apps/ka/ct/contactus.asp?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=8985295&en=deKCJJNpHgIIJQOwE5JAJPNsFhIMLLOlG7LFILPuGnIVI7L

or use the live link in Joanne Dixon comment box above, Monday February 17, 2014, 8:50 am

Comcast, without a doubt, is one of the worst companies around. This merger must
not take place at all.

ty, Nancy.
.
 

Jim Phillips (3205)
Monday February 17, 2014, 10:03 am
For more information on this issue, watch and listen to Democracy Now
with Amy Goodman at:

Former FCC Commissioner Warns About Comcast-Time Warner Merger, "Mindless" Media Consolidation

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/2/17/former_fcc_commissioner_warns_about_comcast

.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (60)
Monday February 17, 2014, 12:50 pm
noted, thanks
 

Colleen L. (2)
Monday February 17, 2014, 1:10 pm
I signed. Plus have signed many more. I will be affected by this if it does get approved. Thanks Nancy
 

Gloria Morotti (1)
Monday February 17, 2014, 6:03 pm
I was unable to sign. I brought up a message from a different signer.
 

William & Katri D. (77)
Monday February 17, 2014, 6:11 pm
Signed thru an E-Mail Thank You Nancy
 

Dandelion G. (401)
Monday February 17, 2014, 7:01 pm
What ever happened when the monopolies were forced to break up.....is that ancient history now?
 

Gloria Morotti (1)
Monday February 17, 2014, 10:09 pm
Could not sign. Once again, saw a message that had another's name.
 

Leanne B. (21)
Monday February 17, 2014, 11:32 pm
Signed. Thanks Jim Phillips for the link. This is the second one I have signed. I personally use old time antenna TV. I stopped cable about 10 years ago. If more people would stop paying the high price and use the antenna in protest maybe the bills will come down. They over charge you and manipulate the programing.
 

Zee Kallah (39)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 12:14 pm
We don't need a Giant Goliath.

We need a Hero David.

Where have all our heroes gone??
 

Zee Kallah (39)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 12:25 pm
At the top it says Common Cause

Then there's a line with many different "headings".

That's where you sign.

I signed several good causes.
 

Sheila S. (68)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 2:49 pm
After 14 dedicated and difficult years as a Comcast employee, I was laid off. I wouldn't give my money to them or any satellite dish company either - use rabbit ears and watch local programming.
 

Nancy C. (790)
Friday February 21, 2014, 6:21 am
http://www.commoncause.org/site/apps/ka/ct/contactus.asp?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=8985295&en=lmJ3K9OTIiJQI6OTIjLULdP0KoL2I9PRLfIVJ9N0LvKbJvI SORRY
 

Shirley B. (5)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 8:27 am
Noted & Signed. Whew! you really had to work for this one.
 
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