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Common Cause Hails Reported Collapse of Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger

WASHINGTON - Statement by Common Cause President Miles Rapoport

“As we saw in February when the FCC adopted strong rules to protect the free flow of information online, citizen voices can still make a difference in our government’s decision making. More than 800,000 Americans told the FCC that the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger would be bad for competition and innovation; their arguments were well-founded and have now carried the day. This is their victory.”

Statement by Michael Copps, former FCC Commissioner, special advisor to Common Cause's Media and Democracy Reform Initiative

"Comcast's withdrawal of its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable would be spectacularly good news for consumers concerned about the spiraling cost of cable and broadband and for millions of citizens who want nothing more to do with gatekeeping and consolidation in the communications ecosystem on which our democracy depends."

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