Items tagged "AT&T"

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Public Knowledge Responds to AT&T’s Call for “Internet Bill of Rights”

January 24, 2018 AT&T , Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, AT&T placed full-page advertisements in various papers urging Congress to pass an “Internet Bill of Rights” to “provide consistent rules of the road for all internet companies.” Public Knowledge contends that Americans had strong, consistent net neutrality rules until Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai repealed them, and finds AT&T’s vague commitments insufficient for a bill.

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Public Interest Groups Urge FCC Chairman to Delay Net Neutrality Vote to Dismantle Rules

December 4, 2017 AT&T , FCC , FTC , Litigation , Net Neutrality

Today, Public Knowledge joined 40 other consumer protection groups, digital divide advocates, and local government agencies — including New York City — in a letter urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to delay the vote on the “Restoring Internet Freedom” Draft Order, which would roll back the agency’s net neutrality rules if adopted. Specifically, the groups propose the FCC delay the vote until a pending court case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit — the en banc review in Federal Trade Commission v. AT&T Mobility — resolves.

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Public Knowledge Supports DOJ Lawsuit Against $108 Billion AT&T-Time Warner Merger

November 20, 2017 Anticompetitive mergers , AT&T , Time Warner , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Today, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner. Public Knowledge supports this lawsuit because this $108 billion merger would harm the American public by inflating prices, harming competition, and reducing programming opportunities for diverse media voices.

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Public Knowledge Joins Conservative Groups Against AT&T-Time Warner Merger in DOJ Letter

October 26, 2017 AT&T , Competition , DOJ , Mergers , Time Warner

Today, Public Knowledge joined conservative groups — including the Tea Party Patriots and Frontiers of Freedom — in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions requesting that the Department of Justice block or condition the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Brazilian Antitrust Watchdog Arguments Against AT&T-Time Warner Merger

August 22, 2017 AT&T , Competition , International , Mergers , Time Warner

Today, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), Brazil’s antitrust authority, issued a statement challenging the AT&T-Time Warner merger.

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Media Update: Civis Analytics Poll Shows Bipartisan Opposition to AT&T/Time Warner Merger

August 7, 2017 AT&T , Competition , Competition Policy , merger , Time Warner

Recently, Civis Analytics released a competition poll that shows broad, bipartisan opposition to the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner. The poll found that “[t]he proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner is opposed by 64 percent of Americans, including 65 percent of Democrats, 64 percent of Republicans, and 63 percent of Independents.”

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Public Knowledge, Groups Warn Attorney General Sessions of Dangers of AT&T-Time Warner Merger

July 13, 2017 AT&T , Competition , Media Consolidation , Mergers , Time Warner

Today, Public Knowledge joined 13 groups in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions requesting that the Department of Justice reject the proposed AT&T/Time Warner merger.

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Public Knowledge Responds to NDIA Report Indicating AT&T Discrimination in Ohio

March 10, 2017 AT&T , Broadband , FCC , internet access , redlining

Today, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance and Connect Your Community published a report indicating that AT&T has “systematically discriminated against lower-income Cleveland neighborhoods in its deployment of home internet and video technologies over the past decade.”

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Public Knowledge President to Testify on AT&T/Time Warner Merger

December 6, 2016 AT&T , Mergers , Time Warner , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Public Knowledge President Gene Kimmelman will testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights this Wednesday, December 7 at 10:00 a.m. His testimony in the hearing on “Examining the Competitive Impact of the AT&T-Time Warner Transaction” will argue that this vertical merger poses significant consumer harms by restraining competition and violating consumer privacy.

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DOJ Suit Against AT&T-Owned DirecTV Raises Red Flags in AT&T/Time Warner Merger

November 2, 2016 AT&T , merger , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Today, the Department of Justice filed suit against DirecTV, which is now owned by AT&T, alleging that DirecTV engaged in illegal collusive behavior with other pay-TV providers prior to the AT&T/DirecTV merger. AT&T is named as one of the pay-TV providers DirecTV colluded with. AT&T recently announced that it will attempt to acquire Time Warner.

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