If this deal went through, I would have to leave and go to Comcast.
Before AT&T bought BellSouth, my neighborhood could get 1.5Mbps DSL and Bellsouth had laid fiber along the curb in my neighborhood. After AT&T bought BellSouth, my DSL speeds went down to 768Kbps and supposedly I was not supposed to even get that. 3 years later, they managed to get 6Mbps DSL to my neighborhood. By that time, Comcast had brought 10Mbps speeds so there was no way I was going back to AT&T.
When UVerse rolled out, none of the neighborhoods in my area could get it. Years later, it's still not available. We are talking 300+ home neighborhoods, not 10-20 houses. Now if I go south for 6 miles, out into the country where houses and trailers are on 1-20 acre lots, I can get Uverse.
To this day, I still cannot get UVerse, but I can get 6Mbps DSL for 54$ a month.
Tell me again how AT&T buying DirecTV would be better? AT&T offers a bundle with Directv already, but there is no way I would leave Comcast internet to go back to those low speeds. The only benefit I can see would be bundling, but I have Sprint, way faster internet with Comcast Business Class, and DirecTV.