Dish asks FCC to block Comcast-TWC merger

Thursday 10 July 2014 | 15:25 CET | News
Dish Network has met with FCC officials to express its interest in bidding for mobile spectrum as well as voice its opposition to Comcast's proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable. In a disclosure of the meetings of 07 July, Dish said it plans to bid in the AWS-3 auction and is also interested in the Broadcast Incentive auction for the 600 MHz band. It also discussed the pay-TV and broadband market and said it thinks the FCC should block the Comcast-TWC deal. There are no conditions possible to prevent the negative impact on competition, Dish said. It noted that the bigger cable group would

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Companies: Comcast / DirecTV / Dish Network / FCC / Time Warner Cable
Countries: United States
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