FCC Sets Timeline for AT&T-DirecTV Merger Review

Antitrust Experts: 2 Big Deals Better Than 1

“The antitrust regulators might be thinking about Comcast-Time Warner Cable becoming a Goliath with lots of small Davids,” said Amanda Wait, a former antitrust attorney with the Federal Trade Commission and partner at Hunton & WiIliams LLP in New York. “What the AT&T deal does — if it gets approved — is it creates another strong competitor that looks more like a Goliath than a David. It levels the playing field a little bit,” she said.