One year later, the Comcast merger apocalypse still isn’t here
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One year ago today, Comcast announced a deal: it planned to merge with rival Time Warner Cable in a transaction worth north of $45 billion. The two cable giants could become one; federal regulators could approve the merger with a few swift stroke of their pens. “We believe that this transaction is approvable,” Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said simply, as executives prophesied the deal would be done by the end of 2014.
And yet, we’re still waiting. Nearly as quickly as the deal was announced, customer service horror stories about Comcast, always at a hum in discussions about the company, seemed to amplify. Writers, activists, and consumers all shared anecdotes online and with the FCC, testifying to why Comcast deserved the ignominious title…