The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just approved a Comcast merger with Time Warner Cable, paving the way for Comcast to merge with Comcast.
The FCC has just approved the deal, and if approved by the Justice Department and the antitrust division of the US Justice Department, Comcast could become the largest cable company in the US.
The merger would bring together Comcast’s biggest customer base, which includes more than two-thirds of US households.
But, as Comcast CEO Brian Roberts pointed out, the merger could also make it more difficult for competition.
In fact, as the Washington Post reported in July, the FCC’s own analysis found that if Comcast’s proposed merger went through, the combined company would likely suffer from an average reduction in competition for the first six years of the deal.
Comcast could then become the dominant player in the market for high-speed broadband, which means its content would have a bigger say in the selection of content, as well as in paying for those offerings.
And, with the FCC deciding not to protect net neutrality rules, the two companies could end up with a much more favorable business climate.
The deal could also mean that Comcast would get more control over what content gets to consumers and the way it is delivered.
The move could also be seen as a way for the companies to try to expand into new areas that were previously beyond the reach of the two previous Comcast-Time Warner Cable mergers.
Comcast already has an existing relationship with Netflix.
But the deal could open the door for Comcast and Netflix to enter new markets.
Comcast has had success in the past in other areas, including in the mobile and broadband space.
For example, in 2015, Comcast and Verizon agreed to a merger that saw Comcast acquire Time Warner’s cable TV service.
And in 2016, Comcast acquired DirecTV.
Both deals were reportedly worth $39 billion, but Comcast and Time Warner didn’t make the money back, which was a big disappointment for the shareholders.
Comcast and Time-Warner have long argued that they want to be the largest content company in America.
In addition to the merger, the companies have been in negotiations for several months about a new cable bundle.
But it remains to be seen if the companies will reach a deal that will help them grow their content business, according to a report from the New York Times.
The Times also reported that Comcast had agreed to offer $2.6 billion in stock to Time Warner shareholders, as part of a deal.
That was the second largest deal Comcast has ever made, after a $2 billion stock buyback in 2009.
The stock buybacks, which were announced by Comcast CEO Amy Hood, were the largest for any publicly traded company, and were also aimed at improving the company’s finances.
Comcast will receive about $15 billion in cash and $8 billion in dividends.
The company has also said that it plans to pay $2,500 a month in cash dividends for the next two years, with additional cash payments for a further two years.