AT&T | DirecTV

AT&T: Justice Dept. lawsuit against DirecTV based on ‘industry chatter,’ should be rejected

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
Recommendation:
3

AT&T, which now owns DirecTV, urged a federal judge to reject the Justice Department’s lawsuit against its DirecTV business, arguing that the lawsuit relies on “only a handful of episodic, separate contacts” comprising nothing more than “industry chatter.”

Better Business Bureau's National Advertising Division: Charter Ad on AT&T-DirecTV Was Unsubstantiated

Location:
Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB), 4200 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA, 22203, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Better Business Bureau's ad review arm has advised Charter to stop using broadcast ads that make what it says are "unsubstantiated” claims about the impact of the AT&T-DirecTV merger on customer service.

AT&T lets customers stream AT&T-owned DirecTV with zero data cost

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
Recommendation:
2

AT&T is getting into the messy business of zero-rating, offering wireless data subscribers the opportunity to stream video from the DirecTV mobile app with no data costs at all. According to update notes from the latest version of the app, users can "stream DirecTV on your devices, anywhere — without using your data."

“Access From AT&T” Not Available To 1.5 Mbps Households

Location:
National Digital Inclusion Alliance, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
3

AT&T has declined to make its new low-cost Internet program available to many thousands of eligible households who have the bad luck to live at an address where the company's maximum download speed for new residential accounts is below 3 mbps.

AT&T to offer $10 broadband service to low income families in Illinois

Location:
IL, United States
Recommendation:
2

[SOURCE: Fierce, AUTHOR: Sean Buckley]
AT&T is going to start offering broadband internet services for $10 a month to eligible low-income families in Illinois through its ...

FCC Announces Independent Compliance Officer In AT&T-Directv Merger

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

Donald K Stern of Affiliated Monitors, Inc., has been identified as the Independent Compliance Officer to review and evaluate AT&T's compliance with an Order relating to the AT&T-DirecTV merger.

UC San Diego Research Group Named Independent Measurement Expert for AT&T-DIRECTV

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

.On July 24, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission approved the applications of AT&T and DIRECTV for consent to the transfer of control of various licenses and other authorizations from DIRECTV to AT&T.

The Federal Communications Commission and Lessons of Recent Mergers and Acquisitions Reviews

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

At the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC), Federal Communications Commission General Counsel Jon Sallet spoke about the FCC’s merger review process.

NAB to FCC: Cable Market Is Anything But Competitive

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

The National Association of Broadcasters told the Federal Communications Commission that far from being highly competitive, the multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD, or pay-TV) marketplace is highly consolidated at all levels and continues along that path at a brisk clip.

DirecTV Impact: AT&T Saves $17 Per Customer Monthly on U-verse Content Costs

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
Recommendation:
1

One of AT&T’s primary motivations for buying DirecTV was to get better deals on programming costs, and as AT&T Senior Executive John Stephens revealed, those savings are big – bigger than many of us probably expected.

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