Sen. Franken asks AT&T to prove Time Warner merger is good for customers

The senators asked AT&T to provide a public interest statement by February 17 that explains how the merger would benefit consumers, encourage competition, remedy potential harms, and serve the public interest. In particular, the senators said the statement “should demonstrate how the deal would further the broader policy goals of the Communications Act, including deploying services, particularly to rural and underserved areas, ensuring non-discriminatory access to communications networks, improving network reliability, promoting diversity of ideas and voices in the marketplace, and encouraging the free flow of information via telecommunications services.” – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica