FCC Seeks Data Drop From AT&T, DirecTV

The FCC has requested a raft of additional documents from both AT&T and DirecTV as it vets their proposed merger.

In a Sept. 9 letter to the companies, Media Bureau chief Bill Lake said he would like to see that information by Sept. 23.

"[W]e require additional information, documents and clarifications of certain matters discussed in the applications and other information submitted to the Commission," said Lake. "If necessary, we will follow up with additional requests for information and documents."

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John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.