Rockefeller Statement on Proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

February 14, 2014

JDR Head ShotWASHINGTON, D.C.—Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV today released the following statement on the proposed merger between Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable:

“The proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable raises serious questions that deserve thorough scrutiny. Of course, the threshold question must be whether the creation of an even larger video and broadband juggernaut results in greater choice and lower rates for consumers. This has not been my experience with previous mergers of this size. And at a time when the future of video is increasingly online, policymakers have to weigh very carefully the ability of big companies to leverage their control of the Internet to shape how Americans access and receive content and to limit new consumer-centric video services.”