AT&T and BellSouth Merger: 21st Century Media Monopoly or “Back to the Future”?

(From Free Press)

"AT&T and BellSouth plan to merge into a single colossus. This deal must be stopped.

The merger resurrects the Ma Bell monopoly that was busted up in 1984. But it's far worse today. These companies no longer just control telephone calls. They want to become gatekeepers to all digital media — television, telephone and Internet — at prices that many Americans can't afford.

The merger is now in the hands of the FCC, FTC and Congress. They'll rubber-stamp the deal unless the public speaks up. Stop the merger now."

Sign the Petition Now to Stop the AT&T Merger!

Read the Statement from Free Press here.

Read "Back to the Future: AT&T and BellSouth" at Media Policy Blog.

Read "Telco Takeover Raises Threat to Cable" at Broadcasting & Cable.

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