Senator Al Franken not impressed by AT&T and DirecTV’s merger talking points

I’m not sure that’s what consumers want… Many of my constituents complain to me about bundles; they say they’re getting a raw deal.

— Minnesota Senator Al Franken, addressing executives of AT&T and DirecTV, who testified before the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee regarding AT&T’s proposed acquisition of DirecTV. AT&T is claiming that the megadeal would be good for its subscribers because it would allow the combined company to bundle services. Consumer protection groups strongly oppose the deal, as does NPI.