FCC Conditions Likely In AT&T/BellSouth Merger

Law360, New York (September 25, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission is likely impose conditions on the pending $67 billion merger of Bell South and AT&T, according to reports from inside sources.

Insiders at the agency told the Wall Street Journal that although both the staff of the FCC and Chairman Kevin Martin are set to approve the merger without asking the companies to modify any of their services or policies, it is unlikely that the deal will escape unscathed.

Opinion on the merger has been divided along party lines, with Martin, a...
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