Comcast Defends Deal

Comcast had plenty to say in response to Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.), who announced Wednesday he is strongly opposed to Comcast's merger with Time Warner Cable.

Cárdenas called the deal "a tipping point in the American media and broadband industries [that] would encourage a market that is not free, but one that limits innovation, diversity of programming and competition."

In a statement, Comcast outlined its argument for why the congressman is wrong.

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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.