New York City’s public advocate wants Comcast to promise “universal broadband for all New York City consumers” in exchange for buying Time Warner Cable.
New York City Public Advocate Letitia James. New York City
NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, who has served in the elected position since January 2014 after a career on the city council and as a lawyer, urged the state Public Service Commission (PSC) to impose tough conditions on the merger in a new report. New York City can’t stop the acquisition, but the PSC can approve or deny it because Time Warner Cable licenses would be transferred to Comcast.
James is concerned about the $45.2 billion merger, she told Ars in a phone interview, noting that “Comcast and Time Warner have the lowest customer satisfaction ratings of any Internet service provider in the United States.”
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