AT&T buys/merges with DirecTV for 49 billion

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  1. Nemo

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    Another dick in the ass of the customer
     
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    What will this mean for me? NFL Sunday ticket :cheer:
     
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    Take your anti-capitalist propaganda elsewhere, Obama.
     
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    Another reason not to go back to either. Happy with Verizon and Dish.
     
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    ...when will the government put an end to these monopolies instead of approving these 'mergers'?
     
  7. Getthepoisonout

    Getthepoisonout I regret my username

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    I guess prices will be going up.....the concentration of media over the past 20 years is astounding and I am guessing not all that healthy for the US.
     
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    Just left Direct TV after being with them since the beginning in 1994. They did nothing to try to keep me as a customer except try to lower my channel package to try to get my cost lowered. Final straw was when my bill just went up (Again) to $112/month with no premium channels or anything. I told them I was going to Dish thinking they would cut a deal, but no such luck. I have been in sales and was always told it is easier to keep an existing customer than get a new one. Now I have Dish and I love it. Cut my bill in half and even when the discounts expire, they will still be cheaper. Until these companies try to do something to keep their current customers they will continue to lose subscribers that either switch to other providers or just cut the cord and go with Netflix or Hulu.
     
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    it means = layoffs for a lot of people.
     
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    is it 2 companies or 1?
    will howard get a bonus for this?


    a lot of people signed up for DTV to get my show, robin.
     
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    Back in the early 80's the media was divided between over 150 companies. Today it's owned by 5.
     
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    Monopolies are not capitalistic - they're anti-capitalistic. The very fact that "mergers" like this are approved is evidence of failure of our democracy. When power consolidates past a certain point, the financial powers take control of the government and the corporations and politicians fuse into one body. That's how you end up with fascism. That means a few people win, and 99% lose. These billionaires aren't are product of "hard work" and "pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps" bullshit. They buy the system. The system then lets them own more. And most of their wealth does not come from providing services to the consumer - it comes from interest and usury. Interest. Compound interest. And the "Federal" Reserve (i.e. the private corporation that prints our money and allows us to borrow it for a price) and the rest of the central banking system is at the top of all of this. It is high level organized crime and the politicians work for them. This has nothing to do with "coke vs. pepsi" political party bullshit - both parties (and we are really limited to 2 which has been a major victory for the elite) work for the same people and they do a song and dance every few years to keep up an illusion and to divide the public against itself.