AT&T can buy Time Warner, and everyone else can buy everything else [Re/code]

AT&T can buy Time Warner, and everyone else can buy everything else [Re/code]

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By Peter Kafka

June 12, 2018 |  Verizon? Go right ahead. Charter? You, too. Amazon and other tech companies with billions to burn? Go for it.

That’s the message from a federal judge, who has ruled today that AT&T can buy Time Warner — and, crucially, didn’t apply any restrictions to his decision.

That clears the way for other “vertical” mergers, which means other people who control distribution — cable guys, telco guys, tech guys — can buy content guys.

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