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AT&T, TCI merger almost a done deal

The DOJ gives a conditional seal of approval to the $48 billion merger deal, as consumers contemplate how the megamerger may affect phone and data services.

The Justice Department has given a conditional seal of approval to the $48 billion merger deal between long distance giant AT&T and cable titan Tele-Communications Incorporated. While many believe the megamerger should clear final FCC scrutiny, consumers are left to wonder how the deal may affect them.

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