Justice Department Is Investigating Comcast for Possible Violation of Antitrust Laws

The U.S. Justice Department is reportedly investigating cable companies—including Comcast Corp.—to determine whether or not the corporations are using their status as providers of programming and high-speed Internet to put companies like Netflix at a competitive disadvantage. Authorities think that Comcast may have violated the laws by creating incentives to consumers to watch programming on cable instead of through through online services. [Bloomberg]