Business and Industry

Opposition to Comcast-Time Warner Merger May Be Snowballing in DC

"Public interest groups" opposing deal


Snow piled up in Washington on Thursday — and so did quick opposition to Comcast's play to buy Time Warner Cable.

Reports of the $45.2 billion deal, in fact, were barely 2 hours old when statements against the blockbuster merger first landed from public interest groups Free Press and Public Knowledge. If completed, the deal will have a major impact on the pay-TV and broadband Internet markets.