FCC Urged To Impose Conditions On AT&T-DirecTV Deal

Law360, Washington (June 8, 2015, 8:09 PM EDT) -- A consumer advocacy group pushed the Federal Communications Commission to set conditions, including stand-alone broadband sales, on the proposed $48 billion merger between AT&T and DirecTV, which both companies said were unnecessary, in filings posted Monday. 

Public Knowledge said in its Monday filing that it met with FCC staff to discuss conditions for the merger that would alleviate concerns that the new company would have a greater incentive to discriminate against competing video services. One such condition is requiring the company to offer stand-alone broadband, something...
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