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FCC Set To OK AT&T Merger With DirecTV

  • NPR, Wednesday, July 22, 2015 10:05 AM

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has circulated an order to approve the $48.5 billion merger between AT&T and DirecTV. In a statement, Wheeler said the move would bring more competition to the broadband marketplace and benefit consumers. He said, in the memo, that the build-out is about 10 times the size of AT&T's current fiber-to-the-premise deployment, and more than triples the number of metropolitan areas AT&T has announced plans to serve.

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