WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling on the government to block a proposed $85 billion merger of communications giants AT&T and Time Warner.READ MORE: Granbury Mayor Nin Hulett Resigns Following Felony DWI Arrest
The Vermont independent and former contender for the Democratic presidential nomination warns in a letter to President Barack Obama’s Justice Department that the merger would lead to less “competition and diversity of content” and would “provide consumers less while charging them more.”
There is bipartisan opposition to the proposed acquisition by broadband and wireless provider AT&T of Time Warner, which owns CNN, HBO and Warner Bros.READ MORE: North Texas Graduates Navigate Next Chapter Amid Pandemic Job Market
Sanders is warning that the proposed deal could lead to a wave of mergers in an already concentrated media industry.
Donald Trump has swung against the merger but Hillary Clinton has been more cautious.MORE NEWS: North Texas School Districts Facing Possible Lawsuits Over Mask Policies
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