WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On October 13, 2015, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz submitted public comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of the merger of Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, Inc., and Bright House Networks, Inc. to form New Charter. The comments read in part:
“In addition to improved service and the provisioning of faster broadband Internet to an increased number of consumers, New Charter has announced plans to fuel the economy by bringing Time Warner Cable customer care jobs back to the U.S. from overseas, and hiring and training its new employees to provide improved customer service.
“In other words, the proposed merger would be in the public interest by improving customer service, leveraging technological advances to provide better products, and bringing jobs back to the U.S., thereby providing an economic boon to the country.
“The combined New Charter holds the promise of improvements to consumer choice, quality of service, expanded options and increased job opportunities across the nation ... CAGW encourages the commission to let this merger move forward by unconditionally approving the companies’ applications for consent to transfer various FCC licenses and other authorizations.”
CAGW plans to continue its support of the New Charter merger as the FCC approval process moves forward.
Citizens Against Government Waste is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, mismanagement and abuse in government.