AT&T and DirecTV fight for proposed $49 billion merger at FCC

Executives from both companies met with four commissioners on June 26

Top executives at AT&T and DirecTV want the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to “rethink possible” when it comes to M&A, spending June 26 by speaking with FCC commissioners pitching the proposed merger between the two companies.

Public filings reveal that representatives from the two companies met individually with four of the five FCC commissioners and their staffs, hoping to convince them to accept the proposed $49 billion merger. In a filing, AT&T Chief Privacy Officer Robert W. Quinn wrote that the company executives “stressed the public benefits that the proposed combination would bring to the market.”

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