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If Comcast swallows Time Warner Cable, we’ll get a new cable company called GreatLand Connections

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

The newly formed cable company that is set to be created from parts of Comcast as it seeks federal approval for its merger with Time Warner Cable will be known as GreatLand Connections Inc. The company is a result of three transactions designed to keep Comcast’s cable market share below 30 percent of the U.S. market.

The planned divestures, which have been valued at around $20 billion, call for Comcast to sell 1.4 million subscribers to Charter directly, and to create a spinoff corporation to serve 2.5 million customers that will also be owned in part by Charter. And now that spin off has a name — GreatLand Connections.

The company, which would be formed if the Comcast and Time Warner Cable deal goes through, is a result of combining Comcast’s Midwest and Southeast territories, and would be the fifth largest cable company in the U.S. with 2.5 million subscribers if the deal goes through. And my hunch is based on Charter and Comcast’s propensity to cap broadband, those lucky subscribers will also have a broadband data cap.

4 Responses to “If Comcast swallows Time Warner Cable, we’ll get a new cable company called GreatLand Connections”

  1. just an note to everybody that twc is rasing there sports pass to 8.99 and thats to much
    for the channels my friend his pay e took out the sports channels because his bill was $200.00 al most so be on your seats for your twc bills hitting the $200.00 mark
    to me that comcast or greatland should take twc out of bussines for good because there
    not doing there job right in milwaukee and appleton wis and green bay wis area
    and rest of the usa

  2. Richard Bennett

    Caps will be universal soon because of Netflix. Flat rate pricing only works when usage is roughly equal, and with some people streaming video and most not, that assumption no longer holds.