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Comcast Drops Plans To Acquire Time Warner Cable After Pressure From Regulators

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 24 / 15

Comcast on Friday morning announced that it has terminated its agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable, with Comcast Chair & CEO Brian Roberts appearing on CNBC to discuss the failed deal. Roberts said, “We wanted to bring the products that we've got that we're very proud of to new market...

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