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Dominance on the Ground: Cable Competition and the AT&T-Comcast Merger

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Dominance on the Ground: Cable Competition and the AT&T-Comcast Merger

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business Rights, and Comp

by United States

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Published by Government Printing Office .
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ISBN 100160698227
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Dominance on the Ground: Cable Competition and the AT&T-Comcast Merger by United States Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Dominance on the ground: cable competition and the AT & T-Comcast merger: hearing before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business Rights, and Competition of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session, Ap [United States.

Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. In a series of posts for Truth on the Market, I will review the cases against IBM, AT&T, and Microsoft and discuss what we can learn from them. In this introductory article, I will explain the relevant concepts necessary for understanding the history of market competition in the tech industry.

Competition for the Market. The competition in television is steadily playing out on a global scale rather than a country-by-country basis.

AT&T, Comcast, Apple and others are spending billions on the launch of direct-to. Federal Communications Commission c. “ Implementation of Section 3 of the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of Statistical report on average rates for basic service, cable programming service, and equipment,” Report on cable industry prices, FCC Record –Cited by: DirecTV Now (the future "AT&T TV Now") offers a bundle of linear TV channels, similar to traditional cable or satellite services, and AT&T said its core offering won't be changed.".

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But this week brought market-moving news of another potential industry. This is because, unlike AT&T, Comcast is not a player in the mobile wireless market, other than a tiny mobile virtual network operation that has hardly got off the ground. The other large vertically-integrated communications and media conglomerate in the US is Charter Communications (Liberty) with revenue of $ billion and just over 5% share.

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With programs such as money-back guarantees on next-day ground shipment orders, "it's gotten more competitive and more demanding — it used to be just us and the Postal Service," he says.

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