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Netflix Petitions FCC To Deny Comcast-TWC Merger

  • Engadget, Tuesday, August 26, 2014 5:42 PM

 Netflix filed a petition to the FCC demanding that it deny the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner. The 256-page document claims that it would result in "serious public interest harm," and no discernible public benefit. Netflix cited several examples of harm already inflicted on it by Comcast or Time Warner Cable. For one, Comcast has used network congestion as an excuse to "shift Netflix traffic to paid interconnections," It also argued that data caps have been used as a tactic to deter consumers from third-party streaming companies like Netflix or Hulu. 

Netflix wrote that a merged cable giant would have huge leverage over it and other internet companies. It said Comcast and TWC's 



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