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As Obama’s term winds down, crackdowns on mergers speed up

Location:
Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20530-0001, United States
Recommendation:
2

Over the past year, a number of corporate giants have backed down in the face of Obama Administration pressure against mergers and acquisitions. On April 15, President Barack Obama issued an executive order ordering all agencies to submit within 30 days a list of actions they could take to “enhance competition.”

For Internet Users 2015 Was a Year of Many Wins … and One Loss

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Free Press (DC), 501 Third Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

While not every fight ended in a win for Internet users, 2015 was a year when millions of advocates defied the conventional wisdom that tech policymaking was an arcane and secretive world limited to a small circle of insiders.Here are the many highlights… and a few less-than-spectacular moments.

Five biggest FCC stories of 2015

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Federal Communications Commission held its last open meeting on Dec 17, capping a busy year for the agency. Here are some of the regulator’s biggest moments from 2015: 1) Network neutrality, 2) Teeing up the spectrum auction, 3) Fining AT&T $100 million for deceiving wireless consumers, 4) Comcast, Time Warner Cable drop merger, and 5) Including broadband in Lifeline (in progress).

The Federal Communications Commission and Lessons of Recent Mergers and Acquisitions Reviews

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
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2

At the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC), Federal Communications Commission General Counsel Jon Sallet spoke about the FCC’s merger review process.

A ‘Political Miracle’: What We Learned from the Net Neutrality and Comcast Fights

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Free Press (DC), 501 Third Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
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2

Over the past few months we’ve been thinking about everything we learned in the fights over the fate of the Internet. Many of these lessons will be useful to other movements confronting deep-pocketed foes  --  and overwhelming odds. Here are our biggest takeaways.

Comcast could be in for a period of smaller deals

Location:
Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United States
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1

Comcast's stunning decision in late April to abandon its $45 billion deal for Time Warner Cable will likely lead to a lull for the acquisitive cable company, experts say.

Understanding the economics of cable mergers

Location:
American Enterprise Institute (AEI), 1150 Seventeenth Street, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
1

A scant three months after regulators torpedoed Time Warner Cable’s proposed merger with Comcast, the company found a new suitor, as part of a blockbuster three-company merger with rivals Charter and Bright House. But unlike its predecessor, this mega-merger among three of America’s six largest cable providers is likely to receive the government’s approval.

How Comcast lost friends, its influence, and the bid for Time Warner Cable

Location:
Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United States
Recommendation:
2

“We’re moving on” is a phrase that Comcast CEO Brian Roberts has been saying a lot lately. He said it the day before, when Comcast announced its blowout first-quarter earnings (a 10 percent rise, to $2.06 billion), and he said it on April 24, when the company walked away from its failed $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable. It’s no wonder why.

The latest Time Warner Cable merger isn’t Comcast all over again, execs argue

Location:
Charter Communications, 12405 Powerscourt Dr, St. Louis, MO, 63131, United States
Recommendation:
2

Hanging over the Charter/Time Warner Cable announcement is Comcast. You can't talk about an acquisition of Time Warner Cable without discussing Comcast's failed bid for the nation's second-largest cable company, which collapsed in April.

Comcast CEO: 'We're not feeling the need to rush out and do something' after TWC deal collapse

Location:
Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United States
Recommendation:
1

Continuing to hammer away at the "we're moving on" messaging campaign adopted after the collapse of his company's attempted acquisition of Time Warner Cable, Comcast chief executive Brian Roberts told a group of investors that the No. 1 cable operator is in no hurry to propose another megadeal.

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