Comcast and Time Warner: Too Slow to Fail

April 20, 2015 3:50 PM

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Over the past twenty years, the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission have reviewed hundreds of proposed mergers in the communications industry. All but a handful have been approved. No major merger has lingered at the reviewing agencies for more than a year without approval. Will the proposed Comcast-Time Warner merger be an exception to the rule?

None of the companies listed above was thought to be particularly close to the Administration at the time. In contrast, Comcast is widely viewed as being very close to the Obama administration. Will Comcast, despite its close associations to the Administration, be one of the few telecommunications m...

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