Telecommunications giant AT&T is dodging bullets aimed at its planned merger with Tele-Communications Incorporated. Public-interest groups say the union will stifle competition; telcos say the combined company will face less regulation. Meanwhile, AT&T CEO Armstrong is still on the prowl for more deals.
Firm protests TCI-AT&T deal
lead story A public-interest law firm files documents with federal regulators to block the proposed acquisition, citing cable modem access concerns
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