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Senate Democrats Target Trump’s Alleged Interference Into Mega Media Merger

Sen. Chris Van Hollen wants U.S. Attorney General William Barr to investigate whether President Donald Trump played a heavy role in recent media merger reviews, Axios reported Friday. The Maryland Democrat’s request comes as other members of his party are asking for information related to a New Yorker report that the president directed officials to ensure the Department of Justice sue to block the AT&T-Time Warner deal. Van ...

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AT&T Experienced Nationwide Outage Affecting 9-1-1 Calls

Telecommunications operator AT&T began to experience a nationwide technical outage on Wednesday evening that made it impossible for its customers to use 9-1-1 emergency services from AT&T serviced phones. The outage was resolved late Wednesday night, but authorities in Washington, D.C., Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas, Colorado, Virginia, and Indiana have offered alternative numbers to text or call in the case ...

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AT&T Responds to DirecTV outage of Fox News


A few days ago, several DirecTV stations, including Fox News, experienced outages on DirectTV that had customers fuming. We asked DirecTV’s parent company, AT&T, for comment on the outage and customer service failures. Friday, AT&T’s media relations folks responded with a statement saying that several HD channels had experienced “technical issues”: A technical issue impacted the high definition (HD) channels ...

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Put on Those Football Jerseys: AT&T Sponsorship Brings Unique Experience to HBCU Fans

DALLAS, Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — September marks the return of the football season and AT&T* is bringing all the excitement and fun of the HBCU football season to consumers through its title sponsorship of the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™ and its exclusive communications services sponsorship of the HBCU Tailgate Tour, featuring Russ Parr and Rickey Smiley. AT&T’s support of the Nation’s Football Classic and HBCU ...

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AT&T Statement on Department of Justice Action

  DALLAS, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The following may be attributed to Wayne Watts, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel: We are surprised and disappointed by today’s action, particularly since we have met repeatedly with the Department of Justice and there was no indication from the DOJ that this action was being contemplated. We plan to ask for an expedited hearing ...

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AT&T to Bring 5,000 Call Center Jobs Back to U.S. Following T-Mobile Merger Closing

DALLAS, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today committed that after closing its proposed merger with T-Mobile USA, it will bring back 5,000 wireless call center jobs to the United States that today are outsourced to other countries. Today’s commitment results from AT&T developing detailed analysis focused specifically on identifying opportunities with the T-Mobile merger to bring good-paying wireless call center jobs ...

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