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FCC Approves AT&T Acquisition of DIRECTV

On July 24, 2015, the FCC approved the merger of AT&T and DIRECTV.  The approval of the merger has a number of requirements and restrictions, one of which requires AT&T-DIRECTV to offer gigabit service to any E-rate eligible school or library located in areas where AT&T-DIRECTV deploys Fiber to the Premises (FTTP.)  The requirement is estimated to affect approximately 6,000 applicants across the country.

The FCC’s News Release can be viewed here, and the full Order may be found here.

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