This is just about the time when Comcast's lobbyists, PR agencies, "non-partisan" think tanks, consultants and various other policy tendrils all work to create a massive media sound wall insisting that the deal will be really wonderful for consumers.
The Nation's Entirely Objective Think Tanks And Consultants Want You To Know Comcast Deal Is Secretly Awesome
February 17, 2014

Via Techdirt:

Comcast faces obvious regulatory and public relation obstacles in getting its $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable approved, given concerns about vertical integration and scale. Comcast last week got a running start on selling the deal to regulators by insisting that allowing them to get absurdly massive would somehow be "pro-consumer." Comcast's other big argument last week appeared to be the idea that the larger company couldn't possibly use its larger size as anti-competitive leverage, because Google Fiber (with all of its 1,000 or so users) and Hulu (which Comcast co-owns) would...

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