“Brian Roberts is incredibly thoughtful. I’d say if there’s anyone that you wanted to trust with controlling half of the U.S. Internet, you might pick Brian Roberts. He’s very thoughtful, very long-term about it, very reasonable. But I don’t know that we want anybody to control half of the U.S. Internet. And that’s the real basis for our objection to the merger.”

— Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, explaining why his company, which recently signed a Web traffic deal with Comcast, was opposing Comcast’s bid to swallow up Time Warner Cable.