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Are Charter & Verizon Merging?

Discussion in 'Cable TV Discussion' started by Drucifer, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    Verizon Is Reportedly in Talks to Merge with Charter,
    America’s Second-Biggest Cable Company

    by BRIAN FUNG, Washington Post

    Roughly a year after swallowing up Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications could merge with yet another massive broadband and TV provider: Verizon.

    The telecommunications giant is reportedly exploring a combination with Charter, the nation's second-largest cable company, according to the Wall Street Journal.

    A deal between the two could create a massive company controlling access to home broadband, cable TV, and mobile voice and data services, accelerating what some analysts describe as a “mad scramble” of consolidation in the communications industry.

    These companies are chomping at the bit to gobble each other up . . . .


    Under the current administration, this merger would fly thru any approval process.
  2. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    Some are saying Yea and others are saying Nay.
  3. Beerstalker

    Beerstalker Hall Of Fame

    Feb 9, 2009
    Peoria, IL
    If this goes thru I wonder how long it will be before T-Mobile or Sprint try to merge with Comcast or Dish Network? T-Mobile may be too busy trying to merge with Sprint to worry about that.
  4. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    First AT&T bought DIRECTV. Last year Charter acquired Time Warner Cable. Now Charter want's to merge with Verizon. I need a drink.
  5. Jhon69

    Jhon69 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 27, 2006
    Central San...
    Charter Spectrum cable also merged with Brighthouse cable.
  6. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Bright house and time Warner where already the same company actually.
  7. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Honestly, BH customers might as well have been TWC customers all along. Time Warner handled their contract negotiations, so when Time Warner lost a channel, so did Brighthouse.

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