Tell FCC Chairman Wheeler: Stop the Charter-Time Warner Merger
Charter Communications wants to merge with Time Warner Cable. The deal worth $90 billion dollars will lead to higher prices for cable and Internet especially at a time when our communities can’t afford to pay more. If the deal goes through, Charter absorbs customers in New York and Los Angeles and becomes the second largest cable company in the U.S. Less competition for cable and high speed Internet is hardly the solution. Despite their promises to increase diversity and deliver better services, we know that mergers never work in the interest of our communities. Join us in calling on the Federal Communications Commission to reject this deal now!
Dear FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler:
If the Charter-Time Warner Cable merger is approved, Charter and Comcast would offer service to nearly 80 percent of U.S. homes.
Together they would have unprecedented control over our ability to connect and communicate. Without any other meaningful competition, they'd be able to charge us whatever they want for our connections. Higher prices would leave even more people on the wrong side of the digital divide — hitting low-income communities of color the hardest. This deal will let Charter absorb the two largest and diverse cities in the United States, New York and Los Angeles, further guaranteeing that communities of color be faced with fewer and less affordable options for Internet access.
Please use your power to stop this deal.