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mendyk
mendyk
4/28/2015 | 9:10:46 AM
Doggin the bounty hunters
I've heard that Comcast was so sure that the TWC deal would happen that it had already undertaken layoffs in what it expected to be redundant departments. Now it has to restock the talent pool and is offering its remaining employees a modest bounty for bringing in new people.
kq4ym
kq4ym
4/27/2015 | 6:47:35 PM
Re: Amazing...
With 14 months gone and boatloads of money invested, one wonders how prepared they were for pulling the plug. Could this have been a conspiracy to see how the government agencies would react and now they go on to something big that will actually fly?
DHagar
DHagar
4/27/2015 | 2:03:43 PM
Re: Amazing
danelcawrey, yes, I think it just was seen as a full domination of the market that could negatively impact the consumer.  That was particularly a sensitive issue as well with the recent "consumer protection" position that they have taken with the net neutrality regs.

I think Charter and any other partner will pass the test and be approved.
danielcawrey
danielcawrey
4/27/2015 | 12:05:14 PM
Re: Amazing...
I'm always wary of these sorts of companies getting too big and eventually making things more difficult for customers. This deal just smelled like that to me.

Who knows though – it might have been good for everyone. Except that the government certainly didn't seem to think so. 
Phil_Britt
Phil_Britt
4/27/2015 | 11:01:41 AM
Re: Charter
If Charter offer is made for TWC, doubt that Justice or FCC will object. Problem with Comcast was the concentration of content and coverage. Charter won't have that issue.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
4/26/2015 | 11:07:25 PM
Re: Comcast walks
Maybe the real reason they backed out is that they saw how poor TWC's service was.  ;)
thebulk
thebulk
4/26/2015 | 1:51:53 PM
Re: Charter
Perhaps he was asking to much or just couldnt attract the type of offeres he would need to. Lets see if things change this time around. 
MordyK
MordyK
4/26/2015 | 1:39:32 PM
Re: Charter
at one point about 2 years ago Jim Nolan mentioned selling as they're private and wouldn't have the financial wherewithal to be on the acquiring side, but it appears nobody took him seriously.
thebulk
thebulk
4/26/2015 | 1:13:03 PM
Re: Charter
It would seem that way, I wonder what their plan is, are they even thinking about merging, or maybe they have another end game. 
MordyK
MordyK
4/25/2015 | 10:24:28 PM
Re: Charter
And most of their quality territories - like portions of the greater NY metro area - are adjacent to TWC. Whoever rolls up TWC (Charter) would be a natural fit for Cablevision. 
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