How the AT&T-Time Warner Merger will impact consumers

FILE – This May 14, 2014 file photo shows an AT&T logo on a store in Dedham, Mass. On Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, several reports citing unnamed sources said the giant phone company is in advanced talks to buy Time Warner, owner of the Warner Bros. movie studio as well as HBO and CNN. AT&T is said to be offering $80 billion or more, a massive deal that would shake up the media landscape. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

The AT&T and Time Warner “mega” merger approval has consumers on edge. Experts have mixed opinions on what the federal court ruling handed down by Judge Richard Leon, which deemed AT&T’s $85.4 billion dollar purchase of Time Warner abided with antitrust law, means in the interest of the public.

Rhetoric surrounding the decision ranges from “competition killer” to “not a big deal.” Business and Technology Pundit Shelly Palmer falls into the latter category, even with taking the repeal of net neutrality into account.

Listen to him field concerns from host Chip Franklin, Heather Hamann and Nikki Medoro in the podcast below.

 

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