Your Thoughts On Comcast -Time Warner Cable Merger

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What are your thoughts on the Comcast - Time Warner Cable merger issue? Let us know here below!

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  • Patricia Prieto
    commented 2015-02-10 12:16:44 -0800
    I am against the merge. No competition, means higher prices, less costumer choices and less customer services. More market control, programs and news,.
  • Jack Jeffers
    commented 2015-02-09 08:44:45 -0800
    I don’t have, have never had, Comcast, but Democracy would be better served by more than a few viewpoints.
  • Ellen Franzen
    commented 2015-02-08 14:24:32 -0800
    I am against the merger. I feel that any merger of large companies does not benefit the consumer. Also, frankly, I never see a multiplicity of views in the media. The day I see an actual “left” point of view will probably never happen. A merger just continues the slanted view of the world we already get.
  • Terrance McIntosh
    commented 2015-02-08 04:54:48 -0800
    I am against the merger because as we’ve seen from Big Banks, Telecoms, and the Airlines when they merge service gets WORSE every time!!!
  • Kyle de Beausset
    commented 2015-02-07 15:45:22 -0800
    I’m against the merger and don’t really understand why NALIP is giving Comcast a space to spout their propaganda in favor of it.

    They spend a ton of money putting out propaganda like this and you give it equal weight to an organization with an almost non-existent fraction of Comcast’s PR budget?
  • Marcia Halligan
    commented 2015-02-07 13:30:59 -0800
    Against, I do not trust corporations to really care about their customers if it somehow adversely affects their bottom line.
  • Ann Robinson
    commented 2015-02-07 11:09:45 -0800
    I am against the merger because it gives too much power over what information and entertainment we can access to one corporation.
  • M C Kubiak
    commented 2015-02-07 09:38:01 -0800
    Comcast, d/b/a Compost = over priced mediocre product + no customer service, satisfaction + trying to monopolize the industry and internet. Even by today’s standards this mega-corp is a pariah.
  • Tom Emmott
    commented 2015-02-07 06:54:58 -0800
    I am totally against this merger because of the control issues involved. This merger must be stopped.
  • Catherine Adams
    commented 2015-02-06 22:51:14 -0800
    I am against a merger, monopolies should/need to be broken up today
  • Rico Lanzo
    commented 2015-02-06 22:26:33 -0800
    In reading both sides and having watched and read many interviews with Robert Rodriguez. I have to say I’m for the Comcast merger. Being an Independent Latino Producer, I feel that though the “El Rey” network, which was made possible through Comcast and the merger is going to be ONE way that my work will get noticed. Being in support of the “El Rey” network, I feel that I must support the merger. I believe that when Latinos buckle down and work together, anything can be accomplished. Like Gina Rodriquez was taught to say, “Today is a great day, I can and I will.” If we all keep repeating that, no company or merger can stop us from achieving our goals and making our dreams a reality.
  • Charles Langford
    commented 2015-02-06 21:25:06 -0800
    I oppose the merger. Latinos should control media directed at them. Comcast has a very poor record of community service, opting instead to maximize profit.
  • Kathleen Wolfe
    commented 2015-02-06 18:26:01 -0800
    No to the merger. Near monopolies are never the answer. Power goes to their heads and blows!! Not the most important issue but needs to b defeated.
  • Vincent Hardt
    commented 2015-02-06 16:09:16 -0800
    I oppose the merger because it would give one commercial entity too much control over content. This amounts to economic censorship.
  • Dawn Odonnell
    commented 2015-02-06 15:55:47 -0800
    Totally against this merger. Both of these corporations deliver lousy service on their own. Merging the two of them will make them even worse than the too big to fail corps. That have already royally screwed us over!
  • Gerhard Oertel
    commented 2015-02-06 14:51:19 -0800
    I am against this merger for many reasons, but increasing any large corporations monopoly position is bad for the economy and for society in general.
  • paulette tansey
    commented 2015-02-06 14:20:58 -0800
    I’m against this merger. The article by Comcast is self-serving and doesn’t touch reality. Bad service, terrible customer relations—why would I want to subscribe to a telecommunications entity like this? It’s bad enough that I’m in an area where I must subscribe to one company, without any real opportunity for competition.
  • Thomas Daly
    commented 2015-02-06 12:42:24 -0800
    This merger is another step in the wrong direction! As the BIG get bigger, the rest of us all suffer. Rather than broaden our access, Comcast is bent on more control, more profit, and the public be damned.
  • rosemary schroeder
    commented 2015-02-06 12:05:27 -0800
  • Joe Ayala
    commented 2015-02-06 11:57:35 -0800
    I’m against the merger. It would create a monopoly that would undermine programming choices and customer service. It’s no secret that Comcast has one of the worst customer service records in the industry, and the merger would just make things worse.
  • Rosemarie Bundy
    commented 2015-02-06 11:56:07 -0800
    Against the merger. It would give the merged corporation too much power and limit competition. The prices would go up commensurate with its power.
  • Paul Sabatini
    commented 2015-02-06 11:50:59 -0800
  • Joel Quaintance
    commented 2015-02-06 11:34:01 -0800
    It appears, that someone has convinced the heads of NALIP of the axiom – “Bigger is better”. But, without much argument to prove that the Time-Warner Cable/ Comcast merger would be disaster for consumers in every way imaginable and a goldmine for the owners of The Corporations, let me simply say – When NALIP really puts their heart into providing the best TV programming options for its viewers, The People will let you know with their mouths and with their wallets. There will be no doubt and no need for a hard sell as to what The People want and need. Bigger ain’t better; better is better. Think for yourselves. Is this merger better; will it be better thirty years from, now? Or, it is just a way for a FEW to get richer?
  • John McPeek
    commented 2015-02-06 11:27:18 -0800
    I detest monopolies. When Comcast & Time-Warner unite, they will control not only transmission but content, and that is seriously dangerous.
  • Tramms66
    @tramms66 tweeted link to this page. 2015-02-06 10:56:33 -0800
  • Benita Campbell
    commented 2015-02-06 10:46:03 -0800
    I’m against.
  • Edward Downie
    commented 2015-02-06 10:44:02 -0800
    Big is bad. Size confers power. Power can be abused. Biodiversity is the way to go: lots of small providers. Maybe less efficient, but less efficient means more jobs, less income disparity.
  • Margaret Read-Weiss
    commented 2015-02-06 10:41:57 -0800
    Against the merger. Monopolies leave us with few choices- that is unacceptable when it come to the media. Any entity that wants something will make you promises. Differing points of view, the ability to change carriers, and also have a range of fees to choose from ALL are important. Reading the Comcast piece , you’d think they had not a blemish. Yet, recently, when a client wanted to make a change they received a bill with the word asshole subbed in for the clients’ first name. Yes, really! Choices matter! Clients matter! Bigger is NOT better.

    And if they have forgotten NOW how to treat clients, who will thy be when they are BIGGER?
  • Seema Ardakan
    commented 2015-02-06 10:24:11 -0800
    I am agaisnt this merger – a monopolized entity such as Comcast/Time-Warner would staunch competition, raise rates for customers (shutting out low income families), and offer greater corporate control over the content and information we receive. The more we allow big money interests to control our information, the less informed and free we are as a society. American news and media already lags behind the rest of the world on accurate, unbiased news sources – we should not be complacent in allowing powerful media conglomerates to further hijack the truth.
  • N Huckeba
    commented 2015-02-06 10:13:26 -0800
    Good day Axel/Nalip,

    This debate of the merging of said companies in reference, are of high importance, with respect to the ‘Latino Support’ they provide. With ‘us’ being outnumbered already, the merge can slide unfavorably.

    However, because I am not a subscriber of Cable, I am not presently affected, thus I don’t know if feel I will be dissuaded in the future with regards to their programming.

    -I don’t know if this helps any!