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undermine more than 20 years of efforts to introduce competition into residential and long-distance telecommunications markets.
Gene Kimmelman
#Competition

This is an earth-shattering reversal of competition policy from the agency that 21 years ago broke up the Bell monopoly and today is coddling the dominant Bell companies who seek to re-monopolize each of their regions,
Gene Kimmelman
#Competition

This is an earth shattering reversal in competition policy from an agency that broke up [the AT&T] monopoly 21 years ago.
Gene Kimmelman
#Competition

There's no question that there was an enormous exaggeration of the benefits of the new fee agreement that hid substantial rate increases at a time when the [long-distance] companies themselves are getting significant cost savings.
Gene Kimmelman
#Agreement

We are asking the Justice Department to step in and block this.
Gene Kimmelman
#Justice

This competition is a phantom out there that's only visible to the high end of the market.
Gene Kimmelman
#Competition

This merger is extremely dangerous for consumers,
Gene Kimmelman
#Consumers

The prices are soaring. With the end of final government oversight of cable rates, the prices will continue to soar, because most consumers do not have a choice. There's only one cable company in their community.
Gene Kimmelman
#Government

It's a clear industry strategy: They are trying to find ways to push customers to spend more. There's no other reason for this other than their greed.
Gene Kimmelman
#Trying

We are going to see fewer players, fewer choices for consumers, and that will lead to inflated prices and not as many good deals for consumers.
Gene Kimmelman
#Choices

The bad news is that we may have lost the opportunity to also preserve enough spectrum for a fourth strong competitor in this market.
Gene Kimmelman
#News

Every potential benefit they describe is exactly what monopolists always say: You can get new services, but you have to pay more.
Gene Kimmelman
#Potential

The commission has failed to ensure that consumers will receive meaningful choices at fair prices.
Gene Kimmelman
#Choices

It might be at such an astronomical price that it won't be a very useful service.
Gene Kimmelman
#Service

This is the government making your TV go black and then only paying part of the costs for some of the people to make it work again, and none of the costs for others.
Gene Kimmelman
#Government

Approval of these mergers undermines more than 20 years of efforts to introduce competition into the residential local and long distance telecommunications market, ... The FCC promises cross-technology competition with Internet phone service on cable and telephone systems, but the Commission has failed to ensure that consumers will receive meaningful choices at fair prices.
Gene Kimmelman
#Approval

Approval of these mergers undermines more than 20 years of efforts to introduce competition into the residential local and long distance telecommunications market. The FCC promises cross-technology competition with Internet phone service on cable and telephone systems, but the Commission has failed to ensure that consumers will receive meaningful choices at fair prices.
Gene Kimmelman
#Approval

We will adamantly oppose this, ... This plan is like an industry cabal and demonstrates the lack of competition for the consumer business.
Gene Kimmelman
#Competition

We will adamantly oppose this. This plan is like an industry cabal and demonstrates the lack of competition for the consumer business.
Gene Kimmelman
#Competition

We think this is really going to open up a whole new debate on the benefits of letting consumers pick their own channels on cable television.
Gene Kimmelman
#Debate

There is no reason why they shouldn't be able to serve everyone in a community.
Gene Kimmelman
#Community

The government has been deceived before by promises that somehow more concentration would produce more choices and competition, when the result has been just the opposite. It shouldn't be fooled again.
Gene Kimmelman
#Choices

If approved, this merger will lead to higher local, long distance and cell phone prices for consumers across the country.
Gene Kimmelman
#Country

This demonstrates the enormous failure of antitrust oversight of the phone industry.
Gene Kimmelman
#Failure

This is devastating for consumers.
Gene Kimmelman
#Consumers

Congress and federal regulators need to look carefully at the lifeless 'competition' their flawed policies have created and reject this merger. The government has been deceived before by promises that somehow more concentration would produce more choices and competition, when the result has been just the opposite. It shouldn't be fooled again.
Gene Kimmelman
#Competition

Congress and federal regulators need to look carefully at the lifeless 'competition' their flawed policies have created and reject this merger.
Gene Kimmelman
#Competition

Congress and federal regulators need to look carefully at the lifeless competition their flawed policies have created and reject this merger.
Gene Kimmelman
#Competition