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AT&T's DirecTV deal includes plums to woo regulators and consumers

Matt Hamblen | May 20, 2014
AT&T's mega-bid to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion and take on another $18.6 billion of DirecTV debt, includes several deal sweeteners designed to win over government regulators and customers.

"The fixed wireless technology does not miraculously work better because of this deal," he said. "The FCC is always happy to have more people on fixed wireless broadband."

If opponents block the AT&T-DirecTV deal, Entner said that it would be a "horrible mistake for the country.... We need to integrate all telecom, whether it's voice, data, Internet or video."


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