To no one's surprise, Comcast Chief Executive
In Roberts' words, the merger would be "pro-consumer," "pro-competitive" and "in the public's interest."
But will it? The merger would allow Comcast to dominate the cable industry and to be the big dog in 19 of the nation's 20 largest pay-TV markets.
Historically speaking, when that kind of market muscle is consolidated in the hands of a single industry player, well, it seldom results in better service and lower prices.