The hearing had previously been scheduled for
April 2. The committee gave no reason for the delay.
Comcast, the No. 1 U.S. cable operator, has announced plans to
buy rival Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion.
The deal has raised eyebrows, although Comcast has pledged to
divest 3 million subscribers, so the combined customer base of
30 million would represent just under 30 percent of the U.S. pay
television video market. A combined Comcast and Time Warner
Cable would also have roughly one-third of the high-speed
The proposed transaction is subject to approval by the U.S.
Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Justice
(Reporting by Diane Bartz; editing by Tom Brown)
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