Charter Communications, currently the fourth-largest cable television company in the United States, has confirmed a deal that would see it purchase Time Warner Cable, the nation's second-largest cable and internet company, for approximately $55 billion in cash and stock.
Paging Teddy Roosevelt. Teddy, to the service counter please...
"...WOULD present monopoly concerns and violate the public interest." ???
The ongoing concern is also the predatory capitalist siloing of public interest as if an oligopoly that suppresses local governance rights to provide truly "competitive" and progressively enhanced and improved services on the basis of TTIP styled "anticipated profits" of non-existant competition joined at the hip with unlimited lobbying monies is qualitatively different from a even more intense monopoly. The "fine print" originated by credit card companies (too big to fail banks) that this model is dependent on having for over a decade inverted cause and effect making the public slave to corporate supression of 'class action' suits, a straight jacketed pipeline like the school to prison pipeline ... etc...
I have no doubt that others can connect other 'dots' to these being aggregated by the parasite model at one time long, long ago sorta kinda semi-legitimately called 'capitalism'.
Sham, shame, shackling sh*!.
NO MORE !