Netflix opposes Comcast–TWC merger over ‘anticompetitive’ concerns

Netflix has come out in opposition of Comcast’s proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable, writing in a letter to shareholders that the merger would give the combined service provider “even more anticompetitive leverage” to charge businesses “arbitrary” fees before they can access customers. This view is, of course, no surprise: Netflix has already been pressured by Comcast into paying what it views as a net-neutrality violating fee in order to improve streaming service to its subscribers, and it’s certainly fearful that it’ll have to pay more of these down the road and that Comcast could even eventually come to directly compete on streaming with a service of its own.

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