Why The FCC Will Be More Favorable To Charter Communications Than Comcast

Charter Communications is on a serious mission. Having sped through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) process of deal announcement to docket opening to public interest statement, the cable-telecommunications giant is taking no chances in obtaining approval for its merger with Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Bright House Networks (BHN).

Charter’s goal is to convince the FCC (and consumer advocacy groups concerned about anti-trust matters) that the combined entity would foster competition, technological advancement and economic synergies that will benefit the public. So sure is Charter of a positive regulatory response that the firm launched an aggressively priced $15.5 billion bond yesterday to help fund its takeover quest.

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