Say NO to This Merger and YES to High-Speed Internet for All
The cable and phone companies must think we're stupid. While they're running around proposing mega-mergers with mammoth price tags, we're stuck with poor service, slow speeds and sky-high prices.
AT&T wants to buy satellite-TV operator DirecTV for a total of $67.1 billion.1 For the same amount, AT&T could triple the size of its fiber broadband footprint and sign up more video subscribers than DIRECTV currently serves.
But AT&T doesn't care about providing better services or connecting more people to the Internet. This deal is all about killing off a competitor.
This is a no-brainer: We need more competition, not more mergers.
Tell federal regulators to block the AT&T-DIRECTV merger.
1. "Why the AT&T-DIRECTV Deal Is the Dumbest, Most Wasteful Deal Ever (at Least Since Comcast–Time Warner Cable)," Free Press, May 19, 2014: http://www.freepress.net/blog/2014/05/19/why-the-att-directv-deal-dumbest-most-wasteful-deal-ever