Reject this anti-competitive deal: Opposing view
These mergers are about eliminating the last shred of competition in this communications sector, writes Timothy Karr of Free Press, a public advocacy group focused on Internet access and media ownership.
AT&T wants to spend nearly $49 billion to buy #directv. If you throw in DirecTV’s debt, this deal would cost AT&T a whopping $67 billion. Earlier this year, #comcast proposed a merger with Time Warner Cable that would cost the company a total of about $70 billion.
We have the technological capability to connect more people nationwide to fast and affordable services. And we can do it in a way that still returns large profits for Internet service providers.
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