This. It amazes me how people have no idea what they are talking about post utter non-sense and then get on Slashdot. When AT&T acquired DirecTV they were required by the FCC to pass 12.5 million residents with high speed broadband and they are building the infrastructure to do that. How do I know? Because I work for a vendor who just completed an RFP to supply exactly that.
Time Warner is for content, not service delivery. TWC (Time Warner Cable) was spun off years ago and has already been acquired by Charter (Spectrum). AT&T has transport in the form of U-Verse and wireless, they have TV distro in the form of DirecTV, and now they are adding content.
People may have concerns about big companies and I understand that, but don't make stupid statements that make no sense if you knew the first thing about the industry.