How the cable industry became a monopoly – Fortune

The cable industry appears to be completely deaf to what has been coming out of Washington D.C. from regulators all the way up to President Obama himself. While in late 2013, we did not believe Title II reclassification of broadband was necessary to protect the Internet and foresaw no meaningful regulatory issues with Comcast buying Time Warner Cable, a tremendous amount has changed since then. The dramatic shift in the political climate and consumer sentiment drove us in late 2014 to view Title II broadband reclassification as inevitable, convinced us that Comcast/TWC would be blocked in February 2015, and now leads us to believe Charter Communications will not be able to buy TWC, not to mention the possibility that the Department of Justice may look to break up Comcast.

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