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AT&T and DirecTV, MB Docket 14-90

AT&T Inc. (“AT&T”) and DirecTV have filed applications seeking Commission approval to transfer of control of the licenses and authorizations held by DirecTV and its wholly-owned and controlled subsidiaries to AT&T. As part of the transaction, AT&T plans to divest its interest in América Móvil, a telecommunications company headquartered in Mexico. AT&T provides wireless, Internet, television and local and long distance voice services in the United States. AT&T’s wireline footprint covers portions of 22 states and AT&T has begun to expand its U-verse video and broadband services to reach approximately 75% of the customer locations in that footprint. AT&T currently provides some form of U-verse services to approximately 11.3 million households. DirecTV is a provider of direct broadcast satellite (“DBS”) services, also known as Direct-to-Home satellite television services. It has approximately 20 million video subscribers in the United States and interests in entities with approximately 18 million video subscribers in Latin America. DirecTV does not offer broadband or voice services of its own but does offer synthetic service bundles of video, voice and broadband services in conjunction with CenturyLink, AT&T and Verizon, among others.


Day 19 - August 26, 2014
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General Information

This page contains an indexed unofficial listing of and electronic links to most materials in this docket. The applications and any associated documents are also available for public inspection and copying during normal reference room hours at the FCC Reference Center. Copies of the applications and any subsequently-filed documents in this matter also may be obtained from Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW, Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, 1-800-378-3160 (voice), (e-mail), and most are also accessible through the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).


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