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Tell the FCC and the DOJ: "REJECT the Comcast-TWC merger!

Ready for higher cable and home Internet bills? Get ready, because Comcast, the nation's largest cable and home Internet provider, wants to buy Time Warner Cable, the second-largest cable and Internet provider.

If that happens, the resulting company would all but eliminate competition in the cable and broadband markets, providing services to nearly 30% of the nation's cable and Internet customers! The new company would be the only choice for 19 of the nation's 20 largest broadband markets. With that much power, Comcast will be able to set higher prices and provide worse service — and customers will have no choice but to accept it.

Thankfully, Comcast can be stopped. The merger must be approved by both the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission before the sale can happen. If we can convince regulators that the anticompetitive nature of the merger would be bad for Latino communities, the merger will be far less likely to move forward.

Will you tell the FCC and the DOJ to reject the Comcast-Time Warner merger?

The Message

Here's the message we will file with the Federal Communications Commission and send to the Department of Justice:

I am writing to demand that the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice reject the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. 

Over the long run, a merger between Comcast and Time Warner would raise the cost of Internet access and cable television for everyone by stifling competition. Instead of investing in new infrastructure in the areas where Time Warner provides service — creating downward price pressure by competing with Time Warner for customers — Comcast is just buying Time Warner's infrastructure, skipping the competition entirely. And they'll control so much of the market — serving as many as a third of American cable and Internet subscribers — that they'll be able to set prices around the country. And in fact, Comcast would be the only game in town for 19 of the top 20 markets for Internet and cable service.

In addition, they would put the open Internet at risk. Comcast is running misleading commercials implying that they would guarantee "full" net neutrality, the principle that guarantees an open Internet. Net neutrality is important because it ensures that the Internet is a level playing field where anyone has a shot at success because Internet Service Providers aren't picking winners and losers. It means that the Internet can remain a vital tool of social and political uplift for Latinos, as well as our allies of every race. But Comcast is only bound by weak net neutrality rules until 2018, as a condition of their merger with NBC a few years ago. Comcast has refused to commit to playing by those rules after that year.

The impact the merger will have on our communities is just too detrimental, which is why am urging the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice to reject the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger.

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