Cable giants face hurdles on path to merger

Here's a roundup of insight on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal, which would combine the nation's two largest cable companies.

Comcast plans to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion, a deal that would combine the nation's two largest cable companies. The merger, which comes less than a year after Comcast acquired NBC Universal, would further expand the company's dominance in the US cable industry. Comcast and Time Warner Cable do not compete directly in any markets, but the companies still have to pass regulatory hurdles and persuade critics who say the deal could threaten broadband competition and lead to higher prices for consumers.

Here's a roundup of insight from around the web on the deal:

Comcast takeover of Time Warner Cable to reshape US pay TV

Comcast CEO insists purchase of Time Warner Cable is ‘pro-competitive'

Comcast-Time Warner deal: How it's playing on Twitter

Comcast, Time Warner deal to spark regulatory debate

Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal faces significant review in DC

Comcast's deal for Time Warner is big win for advisers

Chart: Two decades of cable TV consolidation

Comcast-Time Warner merger will take cable competition from zero to double zero

Why the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger is even worse than you think

A Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger may be just fine with regulators

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