Comment to FCC re: Comcast’s & Time Warner Cable’s Merger Request
Announcement: On August 25, 2014, Morality In Media filed public comments with the Federal Communications Commission regarding the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
The Parents Television Council (PTC) filed a strong statement with the Federal Communications Commission opposing the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable demonstrating that the public will not benefit from the merger of these two industry giants. Morality in Media, along with several other leading groups joined PTC’s statement and we thank PTC for its leadership. The statement warns that a merger would hurt competition and likely raise prices.
Instead of allowing this competition-killing merger, the FCC should work to assure that families be given the free market ability to pick and pay for programming that best suits their needs and their values. The public should not be forced to cross-subsidize the enormous bundled channel packages of channels that include unwanted and often objectionable programming.
President Emeritus of Morality in Media, Robert Peters also filed a statement with the FCC opposing the merger, noting that both companies involved in the merger are distributing hardcore pornography as part of their public service. Peters asks in his memo, “How can merging two major national distributors of hardcore pornography benefit the public interest? Why should two major national distributors of hardcore pornography be rewarded for their callous disregard for decency and the wellbeing of individuals and families?” It is a violation of U. S. to distribute hardcore, obscene, pornography.
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