Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On the Proposed Merger of AT&T and DirecTV

“DirecTV is a nationwide competitor with cable and plays an important role in providing television service to rural areas like Vermont.  With this latest proposed merger, I am concerned that the telecommunications marketplace is trending even further toward one that favors big companies over consumers.  I will closely monitor the FCC and the antitrust authorities’ response to this announcement.  The Senate Judiciary Committee will be looking closely at this transaction.”

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