How AT&T could become a uniquely powerful company [telecom]

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By Brian Fung - The Washington Post

The future of AT&T could be shaped by two big decisions in Washington
last week, with the Justice Department suing the telecom giant on
Monday to block its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner and the
Federal Communications Commission announcing a plan Tuesday to roll
back net neutrality rules, handing a big win to Internet providers.

Some analysts said the combined actions could deliver a double-victory
for AT&T. If it wins its antitrust case against the DOJ, AT&T could
buy Time Warner without offering any concessions to the government. It
could then benefit from the repeal of the government's net neutrality
rules, allowing it to leverage Time Warner's massive library of shows,
television stations and films like few other companies.

Bill Horne
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