Meet Mega Cable
Mega Cable, along with Comcast, would control broadband access to the vast majority of American homes at speeds of 25 Mbps and above – at least 70 percent and possibly as high as 90 percent. This gives these entities the ability and incentive to coordinate their actions to control the future of the Internet and all of the innovative services that rely on a robust high-speed broadband connection.
The Stop Mega Cable Coalition believes that kind of concentrated power risks serious harms. Among other things, a duopoly threatens the future of video distribution services provided by over-the-top (“OTT”) distributors, and smaller and new entrant MVPDs. And, if you thought cable prices and customer service were bad today, just wait until just two cable companies control the vast majority of the nation’s high-speed broadband market.