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AT&T is Reminding Us Why the Video Marketplace Was Traditionally Highly Regulated

June 3, 2020 Anticompetitive mergers , AT&T , AT&T Time Warner , ATTTime Warner , Data Caps , Media Consolidation , Net Neutrality , Time Warner

When Public Knowledge came out against the proposed AT&T/Time Warner merger in 2017, we were worried that the merger would create both the incentive for the combined company to withhold, or charge more for its own content to rival distributors, and to discriminate against competing content on its own distribution services. The merger went through […]

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Public Knowledge Disappointed by DC Circuit Allowing AT&T/Time Warner Merger Decision to Stand

February 26, 2019 AT&T , ATTTime Warner , Litigation , Mergers , Time Warner

Today, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the district court’s earlier opinion, which permitted the AT&T/Time Warner merger to proceed, to stay in place. Public Knowledge supported the Justice Department’s challenge of the merger.

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Public Knowledge Files Amicus Brief in U.S. v AT&T/Time Warner Appeal

August 14, 2018 AT&T , Competition , DOJ , Mergers , Time Warner

Yesterday, Public Knowledge, along with American Antitrust Institute and Consumers Union, filed an amicus brief in the government’s appeal of the AT&T/Time Warner decision.

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Public Knowledge Responds to DOJ Appealing AT&T-Time Warner Case

July 12, 2018 ATTTime Warner , Competition , DOJ , Mergers , Time Warner

Today, the Department of Justice filed for an appeal in the AT&T-Time Warner merger case. In June, Judge Richard J. Leon ruled that the the $85 billion merger could go forward.

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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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Consumer Federation of America, Public Knowledge: The DOJ’s Case Against the AT&T-Time Warner Merger

March 13, 2018 AT&T , ATTTime Warner , DOJ , Mergers , Time Warner

Today, Consumer Federation of America, in collaboration with Public Knowledge, published a paper explaining why the government’s case against the AT&T-Time Warner merger is both warranted and consistent with past enforcement practices. The paper also demonstrates the necessity of the case to prevent possible coordination among dominant firms that would likely thwart the development and expansion of innovative online video platforms as well as cheaper alternatives to traditional cable and satellite services.

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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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