- Comcast Accuses Rivals of ‘Extortion’ in Opposing Its Bid for Time Warner Cable [New York Times]: “Comcast said in its filing that accusations from its rival and business partners were spurious, typically coming after Comcast refused to ‘grant various self-interested requests’ made after the deal was announced. Among those demands were requests for free access to faster Internet connections as well as the renegotiation of distribution agreements with television programmers. Comcast said the programming cost requests alone would have totaled more than $5 billion above estimates in the coming years, adding more than $4 a month to customers’ bills by 2019.”
- Comcast to FCC: We already face enough competition, so let us buy TWC [Ars Technica]: “Comcast said it faces competition from municipal broadband networks, though the telecom industry has pushed state governments to pass laws that restrict municipal broadband growth. Wheeler has said he will try to preempt those state laws, saying they prevent competition.”
- Comcast: Cable Modem Rentals Contribute More Than Olympics [Forbes]
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