What AT&T-DirecTV deal means for consumers
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|Mon, 05-19-2014 - 11:26am|
"If approved by regulators, AT&T's $49 billion bid for DirecTV would be the fourth-biggest telecommunications merger in history. So everybody has an opinion about it.
Sunday's deal announcement stirred enthusiasm, opposition and above all else curiosity about what the combination of AT&T (T, Fortune 500) and DirecTV (DTV, Fortune 500) could look like. The House Judiciary Committee immediately said that it would hold a hearing to scrutinize the deal.
In the short term, the deal is unlikely to affect either company's customers. But the long term is another story.
AT&T -- like its rivals Verizon (VZ, Fortune 500) and Comcast (CMCSA, Fortune 500) -- clearly wants to sell bundles of broadband and television that deliver on the promise of anything/anytime/anywhere programming."
Do you have either of these companies? What do you think?