SPOTLIGHT: Three cable TV firms sue Verizon


Three cable TV companies--Comcast Corp, Time Warner Cable and Brighthouse Networks--are suing Verizon Communications for what they say are anti-competitive marketing practices that make it difficult for Verizon voice customers to switch to the VoIP competition. These practices allegedly have been conducted while customers in the act of switching carriers were waiting for their existing number to be ported to their new providers.

Not surprisingly, this legal action comes shortly after Verizon filed VoIP patent infringement lawsuits against two other cable TV firms--Cox Communications and Charter Communications. Is the anti-competitive marketing lawsuit a pre-emptive strike for other cable TV players who feel threatened?

For more:
- read this report at Light Reading's Cable Digital News

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