FCC says court made error in approval of AT&T/Time Warner merger

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) The Department of Justice’s attempt to reverse the AT&T/Time Warner merger received some help yesterday from an unexpected source: the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC previously allowed AT&T to buy Time Warner without having to undergo a lengthy public-interest review, despite pushback from Democrats in the Senate and FCC. The DOJ […]

Trump administration appeals court loss in AT&T/Time Warner case

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) The US Department of Justice will appeal the court ruling that allowed AT&T to purchase Time Warner Inc. AT&T completed the merger after getting a favorable ruling from a judge at the US District Court for the District of Columbia last month. The Trump administration’s Justice Department did not seek a […]

Why the Trump Administration Is Suing to Block the AT&T–Time Warner Merger

The Justice Department announced on Monday that it will sue to block AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, pitting the Trump administration against a media business that has turned to mergers to compete with the rise of tech giants like Facebook and Netflix. The $ 108 billion deal, which would be one of the largest mergers […]