AT&T: Mega Mergers And Anti-Competitive Behavior Are Bad…Unless It’s Us Doing It | Techdirt

.. Except that’s bullshit, too.

AT&T aggressively mislead regulators into thinking its DirecTV acquisition would be a good thing, by falsely promising that it would expand fiber to the home service to an additional twelve million homes.

Except as we noted at the time, these promises were based on AT&T Miracle Math (TM); the company has been deploying very limited fiber to the home (“fiber to the press release”) to scattered development communities for years, and somehow successfully got the FCC to buy into the idea that these deployments were somehow new — specifically thanks to the DirecTV deal.

Source: AT&T: Mega Mergers And Anti-Competitive Behavior Are Bad…Unless It’s Us Doing It | Techdirt

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