32 votesJoan Fitzpatrick commented
I am very concerned about the upcoming buyout of Time Warner Cable by Comcast. Comcast, according to Sena Fitzmaurice, their vice president of government communications, is going to have to drop 3 million of the 11 million subscribers it gained from Time Warner in order to adhere to anti-trust regulations. They don't know where geographically these subscribers will come from at this point. Shouldn't they have a plan in place so that subscribers will not be simply shunted off to some other company they have little control over? As a subscriber, I feel that even with the companies as they are now, I have little control over what I pay to have telecommunication services. They are constantly increasing prices and offering fewer packages to the consumer. Some of the cheaper, basic packages have basically gone away, and the packages they now offer, even though they may provide more, are not wanted or affordable by those who want to save money or are on a fixed income. Before this merger is approved, I would like to know exactly how it is going to save consumers money and which subscribers are going to be dropped by Comcast.