Charter-Time Warner Cable Merger Promises Consumer Benefits: Should Boost Broadband and Competition
Mergers are a critical component of the entrepreneurial, competitive process. And in free markets characterized by dynamism – like today’s advanced telecommunications and video marketplace – mergers can significantly benefit consumers. Today’s video market is unmistakably innovative and competitive. And in this dynamic market context, the Charter-TWC merger proposal has strong potential to enhance the welfare of broadband and video consumers. The Federal Communications Commission should take that seriously in its review of the proposed merger.