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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

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    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 . . . .

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

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    Some are saying Yea and others are saying Nay.
     
  3. Beerstalker

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    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

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    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

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    Charter Spectrum cable also merged with Brighthouse cable.
     
  6. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Bright house and time Warner where already the same company actually.
     
  7. dpeters11

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    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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