Verizon's Spectrum Deal with Comcast May Go Through, but Has Some Tough Hurdles

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    Since December, Verizon and Comcast, the two largest wireless and wired carriers of their kind, have been negotiating with the U.S. Government to secure a spectrum licensing agreement. Basically, Verizon wants to be additional spectrum from Comcast, and the two companies will in exchange begin marketing each other's products. The transaction has faced intense regulatory scrutiny, and has several critics. In the latest development, it appears that the U.S. Justice Department and the FCC are prepared to sign off on the deal, but only if some very strict measures are put in place to reduce the possibility of either company monopolizing their respective market.

    Because the DOJ has significant concerns about the anticompetitive potential of certain parts of the deal, it seems there are still some tough hurdles to be overcome. Here are some details in a quote from Reuters,

    The biggest concern is that the agreement could create cutting-edge products only available to the consortium. If these tweaks to the agreement can be met, then it looks like the potential for that is reduced greatly and the deal will progress forward.

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    NOOOOO!!! Don't partner with Comcast! They are the absolute worst company on the face of this earth!!!

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    . . . apart from verizon the company that believes they have the right to edit the internet because they provide it to you
     
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    Sounds like Obama might have some stock in Verizon :blink:
     
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    I have both...and I love my Xfinity tv. Can't wait for some special offers.
     
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    Hahahaha. No way. I have metrocast they are by far the worst cable company on earth. I'd take comcast over metrocast and day
     
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    I had internet service through Comcast from 2001 - 2007, and I hated every minute of it. There really wasn't any alternative provider in my area at the time, and they throttled the hell out of my connection for a number of years. I feel like those bastards owe me money, and I'll never use them again if I can help it. If they sign a spectrum deal with Verizon, I can only imagine the shenanigans that will ensue. The two largest companies in their respective markets teaming up seems like bad news for the competition, and subsequently the consumer.
     
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    Not the worst cable company... the WORST COMPANY. No sense in getting into it, but if Verizon partners with them, Verizon should expect a bill from Comcast that's 4x what they expected, has extra "features", and the only way to correct it is to call Comcast and wait on hold for 6 hours every day for 3 months. Comcast makes apple look like Jesus Christ.

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    I've had comcast internet from 2000 until July of this year...The reason I went with them is because I had bought a modem at best buy and started service through them..Twice now they tried telling me I have a rented modem...proved them wrong 8 years ago and asked is this resolved now and they told me yes..now I go to shut service off and they bill me for a non returned modem...Going over the same thing all over again..never going back to them or their internet partners Insight...