The arguments behind DOJ’s looming lawsuit with AT&T

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As the Justice Department prepares for a legal showdown with AT&T over its $85 billion bid for Time Warner, analysts are debating whether the acquisition has potential harms for consumers and business competition that could sink the deal in court. One central concern at Justice is that AT&T could seek to deny other providers of TV and Internet, such as Comcast and Verizon, access to Time Warner's programming, and that it could prevent the rise of new technologies aimed at delivering content to consumers. Time Warner owns a substantial library of content. Under AT&T's control, that content might be blocked from viewers who are customers, for instance, of Comcast's cable TV product, critics of the deal say.


The arguments behind DOJ’s looming lawsuit with AT&T