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AT&T-DirecTV deal gets clearance from Mexico, US still undecided

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NEW DELHI: The controversial acquisition of DirecTV by AT&T has received the necessary approval from Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT).

Earlier, AT&T received approval in Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago.  AT&T has also filed an informational notice with the Hawaii Commission.



 

However, AT&T is yet to receive the necessary approvals from the Federation Communications Commission in the United States.

AT&T has already said it will invest further in mobile internet, a condition set by the US. Following the merger, AT&T will expand its deployment of both wireline and fixed wireless internet to cover at least 15 million customer locations across 48 states – most of them in underserved rural areas.

The merger review process was completed among regulators at the US state level in July. AT&T said its petitions with the Public Service Commissions in Louisiana and Arizona did not receive protests or interventions and the petitions were deemed approved in July.

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