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  • Main Title Media Consolidation: United States v. AT&T and Implications for Future Transactions
  • Series Title CRS Legal Sidebar


  • Author: Ruane, Kathleen Ann
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Legislative Attorney


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2018-07-16


  • English


  • Content Description: This report discusses the proposed merger of AT&T, Inc. (AT&T) with Time Warner Inc. (Time Warner), after one of the most closely watched antitrust trials in recent memory. This report first outlines current Section 7 doctrine and then discusses the particularities of the government's case against AT&T and Time Warner and the court's decision to allow the transaction to proceed. Finally, it analyzes the decision's implications for the media industry and future antitrust cases, and identify potential considerations for Congress.
  • Physical Description: 5 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Telecommunication policy
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Telecommunication law and legislation
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: District courts

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  • Place Name: United States


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: LSB10162
  • Accession or Local Control No: LSB10162_2018July2018
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1228586