Rep. Cárdenas Opposes Comcast/TWC Deal

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) Wednesday came out strongly against the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, calling on the Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice to block the proposed transaction.      

At a Writers Guild of America West event in Washington Wednesday —the guild is also a critic of the deal— Cárdenas said he had heard from both sides and concluded that he was strongly opposed.      

“The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger is a tipping point in the American media and broadband industries and would encourage a market that is not free, but one that limits innovation, diversity of programming and competition,” Cárdenas concluded.

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John Eggerton

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.