Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica - 2 years ago
  • AT&T is fighting back against the Trump administration’s attempt to block its proposed purchase of Time Warner Inc. One week after the Department of Justice (DOJ) sued to block the deal, AT&T filed its first answer to the lawsuit yesterday.
  • AT&T denies the DOJ’s allegations that a combined AT&T and Time Warner would raise prices on consumers, attempt to impede competition from online video distributors, and raise prices on rivals that pay for access to Time Warner programming.
  • Instead, AT&T says that the merger will benefit consumers without harming rivals.
  • AT&T points out that the government previously allowed Comcast to buy NBCUniversal in 2011, with conditions imposed on the merger.