The Death Star Finally Getting Its Satellite: FCC Moves To Approve AT&T, DirecTV Merger

The $49 billion merger of AT&T and DirecTV began so long ago, there aren’t many of alive who can tell the origin story of this long-delayed marriage. Today, it looks federal regulators are willing to give their blessing to the union.

FCC Chair Tom Wheeler has confirmed that the agency’s five commissioners are now reviewing an order recommending conditional approval of AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV.

“The proposed order outlines a number of conditions that will directly...

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