- Crawford, S. (2014, February 13). Comcast’s Time Warner Deal Is Bad for America. Bloomberg. Retrieved February 14, 2014, from http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-13/comcast-s-time-warner-deal-is-bad-for-america.html
In the 3rd paragraph, Crawford explains why this deal is scary:
The reason this deal is scary is that for the vast majority of businesses in 19 of the 20 largest metropolitan areas in the country, their only choice for a high-capacity wired connection will be Comcast. Comcast, in turn, has its own built-in conflicts of interest: It will be serving the interests of its shareholders by keeping investments in its network as low as possible — in particular, making no move to provide the world-class fiber-optic connections that are now standard and cheap in other countries — and extracting as much rent as it can, in all kinds of ways. Comcast, for purposes of today’s public , is calling itself a “cable company.” It no longer is. Comcast sells infrastructure subject to neither competition nor a cop on the beat.