Items tagged "AT&T"

Press Release

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.

Read More
Press Release

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.

Read More
Press Release

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.”

Read More
Press Release

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.

Read More
Press Release

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.”

Read More
Press Release

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.

Read More
Press Release

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.

Read More
Press Release

Public Knowledge Responds to Reported AT&T/Time Warner Merger Deal

October 21, 2016 AT&T , DOJ , FCC , Mergers , Time Warner Cable

Press reports indicate that a merger agreement between AT&T and Time Warner may be imminent.

Read More
Press Release

FTC Complaint Against AT&T Shows FTC, FCC Complementary Roles in Protecting Consumers

October 28, 2014 AT&T , Data Caps , FCC , FTC

Today, the Federal Trade Commission initiated a complaint against AT&T claiming that the company misled consumers by throttling “unlimited” data plans, reducing customer data speeds by up to 90 percent. Public Knowledge commends the FTC for penalizing this deceptive industry practice but emphasizes that today’s action demonstrates the complementary roles of the FTC and the FCC.

Read More
Press Release

Public Knowledge Tells FCC It Should Act Now To Block AT&T Takeover of T-Mobile

September 1, 2011 AT&T , Press Release

Public Knowledge today followed up the decision by the U.S. Department of Justice to file a court blocking AT&T’s takeover of T-Mobile by asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to use its authority under the Communications Act to reject the deal immediately.

PK said in a filing with the Commission that the FCC is required to turn down the deal under provision of the law that prohibits the agency from approving deals that reduce competition for any international phone service (Sec. 314 of the Act).

A copy of the letter is here.

Read More