AT&T Agrees to Purchase DirecTV (Was: ATT looking to buy Direct TV)

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  1. James Long

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    Reminds me of Monty Python .... Wait for it, wait for it.
     
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    harsh

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    The longer they are forced to wait, the more hair-brained ideas that the competitors or broadcasters are going to come up with as conditions for the the FCC allowing the merger.
     
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    peds48

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    The broadcasters can come up with as many "hair-brained" ideas they want, however is up to the FCC to see if those "hairs" have any "brains"
     
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    James Long

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    Plus the FCC ... but there is optimism in the article.
     
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    Shades228

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    I would guess that the FCC has already approved it and is just waiting for the hurdles to be cleared. Given the pauses that have happened if they were going to deny it I think it would have happened then.
     
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    Because there are no real antitrust concerns involved here. The only places where competition will be lessened is in Uverse country where consumers go from 4 to 3 options. But most of the country never had that 4th option (TV from their telco) in the first place so they don't view that as an issue. The broadband expansion (which brings in all the streaming options) in underserved areas is more than worth it as a trade for that in the view of the regulators.
     
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    harsh

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    Given the selection process and backgrounds of the commission, what are the chances that they consider the issues more important than those who raised them?
     
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    peds48

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    Net neutrality. Enough said....
     
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  12. harsh

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    The basis of the article, the second extension, is weeks old news.

    The done deal talk has been hot and heavy for the last four months but it isn't reasonable to reason when giant commercial interests trying to get a leg up play such a big part.
     
  13. Drucifer

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    When the commercials with the new logos hit the airwaves, I'll know the deal been approved. I wonder if they're in the can already.
     
  14. Tom Robertson

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    The logos might not change for awhile. Or you might see dual logos on the DIRECTV ads.

    Peace,
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  15. harsh

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    I'm guessing that by the end of the promised honeymoon period, the cyclone will disappear entirely.
     
  16. Herdfan

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    My AT&T Wireless store says "DirecTV Now Available" on its marquee.
     
  17. west99999

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    I was told by my local ATT store that as of June 23rd they were told to stop selling ATT Uverse TV (unless specifically asked for it) and push only Directv to customers. They said this was nationwide direction.
     
  18. slice1900

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    That doesn't make much sense, given that the deal hasn't even been approved yet, and there are a lot of customers who cannot get Directv due to being in an apartment or having trees in the way.
     
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  19. JoeTheDragon

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    or maybe they can move the install work over to the non union directv installers
     
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