Items tagged "Mergers"

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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 Antitrust Legislation to Bolster Merger Enforcement, Promote Competition

September 15, 2017 Competition , Competition Policy , Mergers

Yesterday, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced the Merger Enforcement Improvement Act, a bill that promotes merger enforcement and protects competition. Senator Klobuchar also introduced the Consolidation Prevention and Competition Promotion Act of 2017.

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Public Knowledge Files Reply to Opposition to Petition to Deny Proposed Sinclair, Tribune Merger

August 30, 2017 broadcast , FCC , Mergers , Sinclair , Tribune

Yesterday, Public Knowledge filed a Reply to the Opposition Sinclair and Tribune filed to Public Knowledge, Common Cause, and United Church of Christ, OC Inc.’s original Petition to Deny, which asked the FCC to stop the merger of those companies.

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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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Public Knowledge Welcomes Congressional Democrats’ “Better Deal” Economic Agenda on Competition

July 24, 2017 Antitrust , Antitrust Law , Competition , Competition Policy , Mergers

Today, reports indicate that Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will reveal an economic agenda with components focused on competition policy entitled, “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.”

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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 Comcast, Charter Anti-Competitive Wireless Deal

May 8, 2017 Comcast , DOJ , FCC , Media Consolidation , Mergers

Today, Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications announced an agreement to “explore potential opportunities for operational cooperation in… wireless businesses.” A major component of the deal includes an arrangement not to merge with or acquire another wireless company without the other party’s consent for one year.

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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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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.

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FCC Approves Charter/Time Warner Cable Deal with Public Interest Conditions

May 6, 2016 CharterTWC , FCC , Mergers , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve the Charter/Time Warner Cable merger with some conditions designed to protect the public interest. While Public Knowledge proposed broader restrictions on the merging companies, we nonetheless support the Justice Department and FCC conditions and look forward to working with the agencies to promote competition and video choice.

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