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Tell the FCC: Reject the Charter / Time Warner Cable (TWC) Merger

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    The Message

    I’m calling on the FCC to reject the proposed merger between Charter and Time Warner Cable. The cable and telecom industry is already too consolidated. The proposed deal would further reduce competition and choices for consumers, likely leading to higher prices and poorer service. Further consolidation of the industry would hit Latinos and other underserved communities particularly hard.

    The cable industry already has a dismal record of diversity in ownership and programming – further consolidation of the industry would only worsen this trend. The open Internet has opened up new opportunities for Latinos to organize our communities, create our own media, and start our own businesses. But large Internet providers have fought tooth and nail to increase their profits by destroying net neutrality and the level playing field it provides for activists, entrepreneurs, artists, consumers, and citizens.

    The proposed Charter-TWC deal would also create massive debt for the company, incentivizing it to raise prices, cut costs, and engage in harmful and anti-competitive business practices that threaten the open Internet. I urge you to do what is right for the public interest and reject this deal.

    Charter Communications has a dangerous plan to merge with Time Warner Cable, consolidating the two companies into a massive cable and Internet conglomerate. The proposed deal would further reduce competition and choices for consumers — likely leading to higher prices, less diversity, and poorer service.

    The cable industry already has a horrible record of diversity in ownership and programming, and this deal would make things even worse. If approved, the new monster corporation, “New Charter” would also increase the threat to the open Internet, which has created so many new opportunities for Latinos to organize our communities, create our own media, and start our own businesses.

    Large Internet providers have fought tooth and nail to increase their profits by destroying net neutrality and the level playing field it provides for activists, entrepreneurs, artists, consumers, and citizens. Giving so much control over media and communication to one company would give it a huge amount of power to block and drown out voices that don’t serve its agenda.

    The proposed Charter-TWC deal would also create massive debt for the company, giving it a big incentive to raise prices, cut costs, and engage in harmful and anti-competitive business practices that screw over customers and threaten the open Internet.

    Thankfully, New Charter can be stopped. Join us in calling on the FCC to reject the Charter-TWC merger.

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