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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 (305)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 5:30 am
It doesn't work.

Gene Jacobson (273)
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 (91)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 8:03 am

Debbie S. (29)
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.


. (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 10:48 am
thanks Nancy

linda b. (186)
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 (789)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 11:50 am
Signed and shared in private email, noted.

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

Elizabeth M. (68)
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 (61)
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 Aurea Walker (226)
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 (89)
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. (155)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 3:24 pm
I got the same message like Nelson Baker. Thanks.

barb horbsn (56)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 3:49 pm
Noted previously signed

Ondine J. (131)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 6:19 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Nancy

Shelby wallace (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. (6)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:37 pm
Link took me to a thanks nancy option to sign.

Sherri SicktilNovtwenthfour (128)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 11:24 pm
Link took me to a thanks nancy option to sign. TY Nancy Noted

Candy L. (470)
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 This one is to voice your concerns from Al Franken: This one is from Free Press, got this one on the 13th

Joanne Dixon (37)
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

live link

Jim Phillips (3200)
Monday February 17, 2014, 9:40 am
Here is the link for the petition:

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 (3200)
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


Roger Garin-michaud (139)
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.

Monday February 17, 2014, 6:11 pm
Signed thru an E-Mail Thank You Nancy

Dandelion G. (388)
Monday February 17, 2014, 7:01 pm
What ever happened when the monopolies were forced to break 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. (45)
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.

Helen Porter (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??

Helen Porter (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. (63)
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. (810)
Friday February 21, 2014, 6:21 am SORRY

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

Sabine G. (35)
Friday April 24, 2015, 9:47 am
UPDATE: Because we stood up, Comcast is giving up on mega-merger with Time Warner Cable.

Huge news: Comcast just announced that it is giving up on its proposed $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable.1

This is a tremendous victory that shows that when we stand up for what is right and fight back against the big corporations and the rightwing, we can win.

CREDO activists have been fighting this merger since February 2014, just a few days after it was proposed. In total, more than 280,000 CREDO activists signed petitions or submitted public comments against the merger to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the California Public Utilities Commission.

With public opinion supporting them, antitrust lawyers at the DOJ were preparing to intervene to advise against the merger. And then six senators – Al Franken, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, Richard Blumenthal and Ron Wyden – wrote the FCC and DOJ strongly urging them to block the merger.

When liberals stand up and fight, we can win. CREDO activists were a huge part of this victory. Here’s what we did to help make this crucial victory possible:

February 2014: Just days after the merger was proposed, Representative Chellie Pingree launched a petition on CREDO Mobilize urging Attorney General Eric Holder to block the merger because it was “not in the best interests of American consumers and threatens the free and open nature of the Internet.” More than 160,000 CREDO activists signed Rep. Pingree’s petition.2
August 2014: More than 106,000 CREDO activists submitted public comments to the FCC telling it to reject the merger because it would “lead to decreased competition and higher Internet and cable costs for tens of millions of Americans.”3
February 2015: More than 17,000 CREDO activists in California signed our petition telling the California Public Utilities Commission to stop the merger from moving forward because it would “create a massive media conglomerate unlike anything we’ve seen before.”4
Just this week, responding to reports that staff attorneys at the DOJ were leaning toward recommending that the antitrust division intervene to stop the merger, another 24,000 CREDO activists signed our petition urging the DOJ to do just that.5
While this is a huge victory, it is important to recognize that it was a defensive one. Grassroots pressure from CREDO activists and others stopped this mega-merger from moving forward, but the cable and broadband Internet industries remain under the control of just a handful of corporations. And Comcast – or one of its rivals like Charter Communications – could soon make moves to further consolidate the industry. All of us need to remain vigilant and work to stop future mergers, as well as look for opportunities to support independent, local and publicly owned media, cable and Internet companies.

Beyond celebrating this victory, one key thing you can do right now is fight for the ability of cities and municipalities to offer broadband Internet access to their residents. There are 19 state laws currently on the books that make it illegal for them to do so.

Senators Cory Booker and Claire McCaskill have introduced the Community Broadband Act, which would preempt these state laws and allow municipalities to compete directly with big cable companies by offering their own broadband service. If you haven’t done so already, please sign our petition in support of of the Community Broadband Act.

Sign the petition: Allow cities to offer fast and affordable Internet access.

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