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AT&T and DirecTV argue merger will benefit customers in FCC filing
AT&T and DirecTV argue merger will benefit customers in FCC filing

By teaming up, AT&T and DirecTV will be a strong competitor to cable giant Comcast Corp. and other pay-TV providers, which will benefit consumers, the two companies told the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday. "The combination of AT&T and DirecTV will create a pro-competitive, integrated bundle of video and broadband services that provokes a beneficial competitive reaction from cable and results in a demonstrable overall net benefit to consumers," the two companies said in a public interest statement attempting to make the case for their $48.5-billion deal. The FCC, along with the Justice Department, are reviewing the transaction, which was unveiled last month. ...

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