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FCC set to approve AT&T’s DirecTV takeover with conditions

An order recommending the approval of AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV has been circulated to the FCC commissioners, said chairman Tom Wheeler. The proposed order outlines a number of conditions that aim to increase competition in the broadband marketplace. If approved by the commissioners, 12.5 million customer locations will have access to a competitive fibre connection from AT&T. The additional roll-out is around ten times the size of AT&T’s current FttP deployment and increases the national residential fibre build by over 40 percent. It also triples the number of metro areas AT&T has announced that it plans to serve.

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Source: Telecompaper

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