Tennessee Antitrust Questions & Answers

Q: How is Comcast not an illegal oligopoly?

1 Answer | Asked in Antitrust for Tennessee on
Answered on Dec 20, 2016
Glenn B. Manishin's answer
Oligopolies are not illegal in the U.S. Typically, "pole attachments" are made on poles owned by the local electric or telephone companies, which Comcast does not control. For broadband Internet services, Comcast may have a monopoly, but unlawful monopolization requires a company to have gained its position by exclusionary practices; Google is building its fiber business without relying on interconnection to the Comcast network.

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