Updated Jun. 5, 2014 at 12:57 p.m.

Premium Lock Overlooked: AT&T-DirecTV deal means more fixed wireless broadband

Published: 2014-06-05 12:47:00
Updated: 2014-06-05 12:57:31

AT&T wants DirecTV   This combo made from file photos shows the AT&T logo on the side of a corporate office in Springfield, Ill., left, and a DirecTV satellite dish atop a home in Los Angeles. Priming itself for the age of Internet-delivered video, AT&T Inc. on Sunday, May 18, 2014 said it would buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion in cash and stock, or $95 per share. (AP Photo) Image 1 of 2 · Next Image…

AT&T is touting to regulators that its proposed acquisition of DirecTV would enable the combined company to speed up deployment for ultra-fast Internet and entertainment networks. But buried deep in an SEC filing, AT&T also offers the prospect of more fixed wireless broadband at cable-like speeds. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear al a carte content offerings are on the menu....

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