10.24.16

Comment On Proposed Merger Of AT&T And Time Warner

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

October 24, 2016

“Millions of Americans rely on AT&T for their satellite or cable television, as well as their wireless telephone service and broadband Internet access. And millions of Americans use Time Warner’s entertainment and news content. This proposed massive consolidation of distribution and content raises potentially serious questions about competition, consumer choice, and privacy across the media, cable TV, wireless and broadband industries. Given the potential impact for consumers, the Senate Judiciary Committee should hold a public hearing on this proposed merger without delay. The antitrust regulators must also carefully consider whether it will benefit consumers in Vermont and across America.”

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