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Phil_Britt
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Phil_Britt,
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4/22/2015 | 9:01:18 AM
Re: 40% The Tipping Point?
You're right about precedents being set, but too many mergers in various industries leave little remaining in terms of competition and all but make the barrier to entry impenetrable. 
brooks7
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brooks7,
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4/21/2015 | 1:43:25 PM
Re: 40% The Tipping Point?
Dennis,

The DoJ will have a huge problem trying to say that this removes competitors.  TWC and Comcast just don't compete against each other.  I am not saying that I like the combination, but strictly by the rules the number of competitors at a customer location will not change.

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Edit:  I should add that I am personally aware of at least 2 mergers that created US Market Share of over 40% in specific markets and passed the DoJ without a whisper of protest.  That kind of precedent will be a problem.
mendyk
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mendyk,
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4/21/2015 | 11:35:40 AM
Re: 40% The Tipping Point?
The word "control" is a bit strong and misleading here. The proposed combined entity would account for 40% of the market, but for the vast majority of that business there would be at least one competitor.
kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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4/21/2015 | 10:41:05 AM
40% The Tipping Point?
With a possiblility to "control 40% of the US broadband market" one would think that would be a pretty good indication that there's a big reason to be concerned for consumers. The DoJ though may be subject to some subtle influence in backrooms by lobbyists and politiicians on both side of the argument so it's not a clear cut bet which way the wind will blow on this one.


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