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Lessons learned: Comcast and Time-Warner Cable

The stunning demise of the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable continues to reverberate across the Washington political, antitrust and communications landscape. Lawyers and lobbyists who once saw regulatory approval of this deal as a near certainty are now trying to figure out what its termination means and how they missed the signs.


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