Posts Tagged ‘John Bergmayer’

Executives at AT&T and DirecTV Defend Their Broadband Merger Against its Critics

FCC July 1st, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 – AT&T and DirecTV have no doubt their merger will actually strengthen broadband, competition and consumer choice, contrary to naysayers. Both companies had to fend off fears of market consolidation in back-to-back hearings on Tuesday, June 24, before the House Judiciary Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee. This proposed merger isn’t like […]

Broadband Roundup: AT&T-DirecTV Merger and its Impact on the Marketplace

Broadband Roundup, Broadband's Impact, Media, Media ownership, Net Neutrality, Wireless May 19th, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 – AT&T announced that it would acquire DirecTV in a $48.5 billion deal, according to multiple sources. The agreement may allow AT&T to position itself in a way to rival cable firms. AT& would acquire about 20 million of DirecTV’s customers. The Washington Post recounts that the stated goal of the […]

Broadband Breakfast Club Video From July: ‘Over the Top’ Has the Power To Transform TV Viewing

Broadband TV, Broadband's Impact, Gigabit Networks August 5th, 2013

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2013 – The Broadband Breakfast Club on Monday released the video from the July 16, 2013, Broadband Breakfast Club, on “Over the Top: Broadband Video’s Impact on Future TV.” The FREE video captures the discussion at the latest Broadband Breakfast Club, in which the panelists weighed and measured the significance of the […]

Broadband Breakfast Club Addresses Future of Over the Top Video, Centers on Transition from Linear to ‘On-Demand’ Viewing

Broadband TV July 22nd, 2013

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2013 — July’s Broadband Breakfast Club, “Over the Top: Broadband Video’s Impact on Future TV,” centered on the transition from video distribution on television to distribution directly over broadband connections. Eric Wolf, Vice President for Technology Strategy and Planning at the Public Broadcasting Service, presented a number of statistics that demonstrate that […]

Everyone Finds Something to Like in FCC Approval of Wireless T-Mobile/MetroPCS Merger

Broadband's Impact, Wireless March 12th, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 – The Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced their approval of the proposed merger of mobile wireless carriers T-Mobile and MetroPCS. Two years after the two agencies nixed AT&T’s attempted acquisition of T-Mobile on antitrust grounds, different non-profit interest groups found different reasons to applaud the […]

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