AT&T to Buy Time Warner for $85.4 Billion

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  1. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

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    Well a lot of ppl are not happy @ what Charter is doing.... And they just started!!
     
  2. cathandler

    cathandler Forum Resident

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  3. Deesky

    Deesky Forum Resident

    I'm not sure about that. The media landscape has changed and become even more concentrated since the Comcast merger, which should work against approval (if we're playing on a level playing field).
     
  4. cathandler

    cathandler Forum Resident

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    As the story points out, it's the attitude about vertical mergers that might be shifting.
     
  5. rburly

    rburly Sitting comfortably with Item 9

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  6. The Wanderer

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    We are the ones paying for these billion dollar mergers.
     
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  7. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    good for them...
     
  8. MekkaGodzilla

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    GREAT for us!

    :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    think positive...: )
     
  10. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    stop listening to the media...big business bad...it's so old....ironically the billionaire news agencies are telling us so...LOL.
     
  11. cathandler

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    I can't see what the possible benefits to consumers will be. AT&T will need to raise its rates to pay for the merger, which will make it much easier for other ISPs to raise their rates as well. Higher rates for HBO and CNN and all the other Time Warner legacy networks are to be expected, again to pay for the merger.
     
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  12. PaulKTF

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    I wonder if AT&T will try to buy Dish next? Hmm...
     
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  13. cathandler

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    DirecTV tried to buy Dish back in 2002 but the government nixed the deal. At this point, however, I'd have to say anything is possible.
     
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  14. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Can't stop buying music.

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    I also inherited some AT&T from my dad.

    Another Scott
     
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  15. The Wanderer

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    Not listening to anyone except my own informed knowledge and experience - big business is not bad - it is not altruistic either
     
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  16. mBen989

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    Just another sign we've reached the age of vertical integration and corporate synergy.
     
  17. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    What do ya' mean reached??
     
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  18. mBen989

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    Sorry, are.

    I just had a toilet thought. (TRIGGER ALERT!) This merger might actually be a good thing for net neutrality. Think about it; would you want two ''legal'' monopolies fighting each other or other ISP's over content access?
     
  19. Bobby Boogaloo

    Bobby Boogaloo Heavy on the grease please

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    Higher prices, less options = consumers lose. This shouldn't have been allowed to happen.
     
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  20. Ghostworld

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    Gee, I seem to remember AT&T being broken up as a monopoly once before....
     
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  21. SamS

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  22. dlokazip

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    Time Warner spun off their ISP. Spectrum is that company.

    Time Warner only has content, which will now be owned by AT&T.
     
  23. Doug Sclar

    Doug Sclar Forum Legend

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    Sure makes it tough to figure one's cost basis.
     
  24. rburly

    rburly Sitting comfortably with Item 9

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    I was about to post that Ma Bell is happy now (wondering how many people know what I mean. ;)
     
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  25. MikeyH

    MikeyH Stamper King

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    That was pretty much a different world, and there's no doubt that The Bells were behaving obviously as a monopoly against their customer's interests. Net Neutrality was one legislative attempt to prevent this abuse again, but that may have collapsed.
     
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