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In regards to the merger with Comcast....

On February 13, 2014, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Time Warner Cable Inc. distributed the following email to employees:

"....I know you’ll have a lot of questions, so I've set up a special email box. ask.twc@twcable.com , and we’ll use Channel You to answer as many as we can, as quickly as we can."

Send those e-mails friends!


Update: Downloaded all the papers filed to the SEC by TWC.

Brian L. Roberts, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer:

"On the regulatory front, we believe that this transaction is approvable. It is pro-consumer, pro-competitive, and strongly in the public interest, and that’s because the deal will benefit millions of customers who accelerated deployment of advanced technology and the
development of new and innovative products making our businesses more competitive.

So by becoming a monopoly they can stop different companies from becoming monopolies in other industries? That almost makes sense, but, lets let Brian finish...

Significantly, it will not reduce competition in any relevant market because our companies do not overlap or compete with each other. In fact, we do not operate in any of the same ZIP Codes. And there’s no impact on the competitiveness of other MVPDs, including DirecTV, Dish, Verizon, AT&T, because they will still be competing with the same number of competitors in each market in which they operate."

The fact that they will be in one out of three American homes with a television does not discourage competition hey? What about the network that wont get picked up by any provider because GIANT Comcast decides not to carry them? I see so many problems with this.

O yeah if anyone is interested you can find all the documents filed by TWC to the SEC at http://www.ir.timewarnercable.com

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Comcast is stuck in the past...

I know a few people who work for Time Warner Cable, and they all said the same thing to me...

"We're all probably going to get fired, and have a good chance of getting rehired, but for lower pay," if Comcast takes over the company.

One of my customers that works for TWC said what sucks the most is how Time Warner actually has a pension plan for their employees and now all of those pension plans are nothing but a big question mark because Comcast does NOT offer their employees pension plans.

Last weekend, I was watching on the History Channel, "The Men Who Built America."

Comcast's takeover of Time Warner reminds me of something JP Morgan would do.

Takeover the company, fire everyone and then rehire the one's willing to work for half of their original pay. Focus on nothing but the bottom line and profit for investors. Lower wages means higher dividends. No pension plans mean more profit for the company and those willing to invest in it. Squeeze every penny of profit out of your labor force, because they are all replaceable.

Is this a, 'hostile takeover,' of Time Warner Cable?

It all depends upon what the majority shareholders think.

If a majority of people that own stock in TWC think this is a good thing for their future bottom line, it's a done deal.

If a majority of TWC shareholders think Comcast's acquisition is bad business, the deal's off.

The future of cable television is on the Internet.

NetFlix offers exactly what people want to watch, when they want to watch it, for a much lower price compared to your $150 monthly cable bill.

Time Warner seems to be better positioned to succeed in the future of television cable, whereas Comcast seems to be concentrating on the old boob tube.

If I was an investor in TWC, I'd say Comcast is stuck in the past.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Just cut the cord already...

I did in 2009 and haven't looked back. Yes, I miss some sports and some other programs but between Netflix, Red Box and You Tube, I've found things that I've enjoyed particularly educational documentaries that I would have never seen had I still paid $80.00/mth. to TWC or DirecTV.

If enough people would cut the cord, they'll come a beggin'.

It is

it is the only way I can get internet. Unless you know a better way? I could honestly care less about TV and such. What I would really miss is the availability of information. I suppose, with the next round of "internet destruct... errr... security" legislation undoubtedly in the works it wont really matter who your provider happens to be. One big Corp. or another, it's all the same.

"What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man."
-Robert Green Ingersoll

I can't get cable where I live because I'm so rural...

however, whoever wired my telephone cable back in the 70's for some reason used 19-gauge wire instead of 22-gauge wire like everyone else around me. Luckily, the wire is just thick enough to carry a DSL signal to my house and I get DSL. A few other neighbors get it too but most houses around us don't.

I guess they ran out of 22-gauge wire and used 19-gauge to complete the job.

High-speed DSL will keep you connected to the world.

Netflix streams with no problem. YouTube is fine too. However, some sites that stream video gives me problems especially when loading ads. I have to pause and buffer a lot but I think that would be the case even if I had cable internet, maybe not as long, but still a pain.

how do you

get internet access? Dont you have to pay one of the big corps for it?

I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy