Items tagged "merger"

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Public Knowledge Files Petition to Deny Proposed T-Mobile, Sprint Merger

August 27, 2018 Competition , merger , Sprint , SprintT-Mobile , T-Mobile

Today, Public Knowledge, joined by Common Cause, Consumers Union, New America’s Open Technology Institute, and Writers Guild of America West filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission asking the agency to deny the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Comcast’s $65 Billion Fox Bid

June 13, 2018 21st Century Fox , Comcast , Competition , merger

Today, Comcast announced a $65 billion bid to acquire international and entertainment programming assets from 21st Century Fox Inc.

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Public Knowledge Disappointed By Ruling Permitting AT&T/Time Warner Mega-Merger To Proceed

June 12, 2018 AT&T , ATTTime Warner , Competition , merger , Time Warner

Today, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued its decision in United States v AT&T, with Judge Richard J. Leon ruling that the the $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger can go forward.

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Sprint-T-Mobile Deal Will Reduce Wireless Competition, Likely Increase Prices and Curtail Innovation

April 29, 2018 Competition , consumer choice , merger , T-Mobile , Wireless Competition

Today, Sprint Corporation and T-Mobile U.S. Inc. announced plans to merge to form a massive wireless carrier. The combination would reduce the number of national wireless carriers from four to three. Just as the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission concluded when the government rejected AT&T’s 2011 attempt to acquire T-Mobile, such a drastic reduction in competition is likely to harm competition and increase costs for consumers.

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Public Knowledge Files Petition to Deny Proposed Sinclair, Tribune Merger

August 8, 2017 Competition , FCC , merger , Sinclair , Tribune

Yesterday, Public Knowledge, joined by Common Cause and United Church of Christ OC, Inc., filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission asking the agency to deny the proposed merger of Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media. If approved, the purchase of Tribune Media’s 42 stations would enable Sinclair to reach 72 percent of U.S. households.

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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 Responds to FCC Revision of Charter Merger Conditions

April 3, 2017 CharterTWC , FCC , merger , Time Warner Cable , Video Marketplace

Today, reports indicate that the Federal Communications Commission voted to change a merger requirement that Charter Communications bring broadband competition to a million new households. The agency originally applied this requirement to Charter during the 2016 merger approval process for Charter, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

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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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Public Knowledge Launches New Remix Competition, “Recast Comcast”

August 26, 2014 Comcast , Comcast-TWC , merger , Recast Comcast , Time Warner Cable

Today Public Knowledge announced Recast Comcast, a contest to remix the slew of recordings of poor Comcast customer service that have been appearing on the internet this summer. This contest challenges everyone to remix these various recordings into something amazing, and hopes to create something positive out out many hours spent on Comcast customer service calls. As the grand prize, Public Knowledge will pay the winner’s last Comcast bill.

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Public Knowledge to Testify in Senate Comcast-Time Warner Cable Hearing

April 8, 2014 Comcast-TimeWarnerCable , Comcast-TWC , merger , Mergers

Tomorrow, Public Knowledge President and CEO, Gene Kimmelman, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the hearing titled, “Examining the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger and the Impact on Consumers.”

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