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This infographic perfectly illustrates the hectic histories of AT&T and Time Warner

By Shawn Knight ยท 9 replies
Oct 25, 2016
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  1. Late last week, word surfaced that AT&T and Time Warner Inc. had held informal talks about a possible merger. Two days later, AT&T announced it had reached an agreement to acquire the company for a colossal $85.4 billion.

    Debates as to whether the acquisition will get the nod from regulators is likely to rage on for the foreseeable future. In the meantime, have a look at this fascinating infographic from The Wall Street Journal that charts the many splits, acquisitions, mergers and name changes that have shaped the two companies over the past 30+ years.

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  2. 32 years of making decisions which adversely affect customers.
  3. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,967   +1,230

    As I mentioned a few days ago, after breaking up "MaBell", it's taken a little over 30 years, for them to put themselves back together again.
  4. rvnwlfdroid

    rvnwlfdroid TS Booster Posts: 193   +49

    Mostly back together. Verizon is still holding out.
  5. seefizzle

    seefizzle TS Evangelist Posts: 415   +288

    Bring on the data caps, throttling, and preferred traffic.
  6. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 TS Addict Posts: 205   +58

    This has nothing to do with the cable/internet business. Time Warner Cable is separate, and has already been bought out by a different company ;)
  7. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,967   +1,230

    Don't worry...MaBell will get it soon enough. All she has to do is call out the phone police.

  8. texasrattler

    texasrattler TS Evangelist Posts: 730   +287

    When will these articles actually start stating this has nothing to do with Time Cable or Internet as all that is separate. Those were spun off in '09. Cable is on it's own and is now owned by Charter. Time Warner Inc. is something different, which as users have stated is more related to media.

    It's articles like these that end up giving sites a bad name for not explaining what's actually going on. Just more click and bait.
  9. Danny B

    Danny B TS Rookie

  10. jack_alexander

    jack_alexander TS Enthusiast Posts: 29

    We need congressional action to prevent such mergers. Mega companies can only hurt competition and the public. The larger they are the harder they can fall. We've seen this in our history. ATT needs to be broken up again and Turner should keep what he has so that he can compete.

    One wonders where Sprint and Verizon fits in all of this....

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