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Sprint Offers DirecTV Customers Free Year of Phone Service

ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company’s new owner, AT&T. AT&T, which bought DirecTV for $48.5 billion in July, has been promoting Read More

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FCC Set to Approve AT&T-DirecTV Deal

(USA Today) – FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday he has circulated to his fellow FCC commissioners the agency’s proposed order approving the acquisition, which would create one of the largest U.S. pay-TV providers. AT&T and DirecTV will have to agree to some conditions for the final Read More

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Mega-Mergers Are Killing Innovation

[TIME] The latest mega-merger in the telecommunications sector, that ofAT&T and DirecTV, would be the fourth largest in history, and it comes only months after the nation’s largest cable operator Comcast announced that it was buying Time Warner Cable, the second largest cable operator. Nor Read More