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FCC Approves Long-Awaited AT&T-BellSouth MergerFCC Approves Long-Awaited AT&T-BellSouth Merger

Kelly Teal

December 29, 2006

4 Min Read
FCC Approves Long-Awaited AT&T-BellSouth Merger

After months of internal wrangling and false starts, the FCC late Friday unanimously approved the $84 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp.

Democratic Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein said in separate statements that they finally agreed to the transaction once AT&T provided more conditions in the public interest. They noted they still were not wholly pleased with the largest telecommunications merger in history, but, Copps said, I believe that we have made this transaction at least minimally acceptable to American consumers.

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Kelly Teal

Channel Futures

Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC. Follow her on LinkedIn at /kellyteal/.

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