Comcast announced plans to buy Time Warner Cable in a $45 billion deal that unites the nation’s two largest cable/Internet providers. Before that happens, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) must approve the merger.
Cable customers have for years expressed frustration about lack of options, poor service and astronomical prices. We can’t imagine that reducing the largest cable conglomerate’s already limited competition is going to improve things.
That’s why we’re asking you to take action.to ask the FCC to reject the deal or demand the following requirements:
- Comcast must agree to tougher service standards, and offer consumers compensation for poor service;
- Comcast must offer improved pricing, including an “a la carte” cable option allowing customers to pay for only the channels they choose;
- Comcast must uphold federal net neutrality standards, meaning it cannot force websites to pay more for service to avoid blocked or slower content
: No protections, no way!