AT&T said to be “in advanced talks” to purchase Time Warner

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    Interesting, but should this be allowed, for an ISP to buy a content provider? I don't think this is a good idea.
     
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    AT&T to buy HBO, CNN, and the rest of Time Warner for more than $80 billion

     
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    I think this is a smart move by AT&T. But for the rest of us I have no idea. I think AT&T has done the best job building their monster vs any of the other comparables.
     
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    "AT&T-Time Warner merger approved, setting the stage for more consolidation across corporate America

    A federal judge approved AT&T's $85 billion purchase of Time Warner on Tuesday, handing the telecom giant a massive victory that could clip the ambitions of U.S. regulators seeking to block big corporate tie-ups.

    The case – one of the most closely watched antitrust trials in decades - is viewed as a bellwether for other deals waiting in the wings. From Comcast’s bid for 21st Century Fox to CVS’s acquisition of Aetna, massive corporations increasingly have sought to expand their reach by buying up companies in different lines of business.

    The judge’s decision, which is allowing AT&T to merge with Time Warner without conditions, shows the federal government may struggle to rein in such mergers..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...-time-warner-decision/?utm_term=.b9521c248858

    Just in time for them to take advantage of the death of net neutrality which officially died yesterday.
     
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    "AT&T closes deal with Time Warner, and the quick move could pressure regulators not to keep fighting

    The rapid moves came as the Justice Department said it would not seek a judicial stay of the deal, even as department officials remained undecided on whether to appeal a judge's decision earlier this week permitting the two companies to move forward..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...warner-is-a-done-deal/?utm_term=.a058ceea32e9
     
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    "Justice Department appeals ruling in attempt to block massive AT&T–Time Warner merger

    The Justice Department will appeal a court ruling that allowed the merger between AT&T and Time Warner. In court records released today, the agency said it plans to take the lower court’s decision to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, in another attempt to block the deal..."

    https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/12/17566114/justice-department-appeal-att-time-warner
     
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    Comcast and AT&T Are Fighting to Become Media Companies

     
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