Consumers Union: 55,000 people oppose Comcast-NBCU marriage

Consumers Union asked if anyone objected to a marriage between Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and NBC Universal, and 55,000-plus people say they do.

"This deal has serious problems that have struck a chord with a lot of consumers, including Comcast customers," Parul Desai, Consumers Union's policy counsel maintained. "The companies maintain they can be trusted not to engage in anti-competitive practices, but Comcast has a well-documented history of treating customers poorly."

Of course 55,000 signatures, whether subscribers or not, is a drop in the bucket for an MSO that has been reporting quarterly losses of basic cable subscribers in the six-digit range.

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