6 Questions About the Comcast, Time Warner Cable Deal

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By Chris Ariens

ComcastTWC304On Wednesday, Comcast takes the first regulatory step, going before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as it tries to convince the powers that be that acquiring Time Warner Cable is a good idea. As the NYT’s David Carr writes in his Monday column, Comcast is feeling confident about its chances.

In a recent interview with C-Span, David Cohen, an executive vice president at Comcast and the man who will represent the company, said, “ I have been struck by the absence of rational, knowledgeable voices in this space coming out in opposition or even raising serious questions about the transaction.”

Carr has at least six questions about the deal, including, “Is the merger good for the American consumer?,” “Is the deal really good for innovation?,” and “Why isn’t there more competition in the cable business?”

Read on for Carr’s take…