Meet GreatLand Connections, home of 2.5 million leftover Comcast customers
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As Comcast pushes for a merger with Time Warner Cable, we now know what might become the fifth largest cable operator in the US: the newly formed GreatLand Connections. Comcast has officially named the company formerly known as “SpinCo,” where it announced it would deposit 2.5 million Comcast customers earlier this year. The move is an attempt to placate regulators by ensuring Comcast won’t own more than 30 percent of the TV service market, even after it folds in subscribers from TWC. The “30 percent rule” was struck down as official FCC policy in 2009, but Comcast has written before that it will adhere to it anyways as a show of good faith.
If the merger goes through, a portion of Comcast networks across Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana,…