The issue of First Amendment free speech protections is now front and center.
But public interest groups warn that media consolidation usually leads to higher prices.
A zero-rating crackdown may quickly be reversed by Trump’s FCC.
Like Sling TV and PS Vue, DirecTV Now will let users stream live television channels over the internet, though it’s not without its faults at launch.
The nation’s top telecom regulator knows everything he’s accomplished is in jeopardy.
Public interest advocates warn that a Trump FCC threatens internet freedom.
An influential US senator says the merger could lead to “zero-rating” abuses.
AT&T and Time Warner want to avoid FCC scrutiny. That’s unlikely.
ISPs must now obtain “opt-in” consent before using or sharing “sensitive information.”
DirecTV Now will stream 100 channels over the internet for $35 per month.
If the deal goes through, AT&T will be saddled with a gargantuan amount of debt, as much as $200 billion or more.
Hillary Clinton is taking a more cautious approach to the proposed $85 billion merger.