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CWA Statement on Proposed AT&T Acquisition of DirecTV

CWA issued this comment on the announcement by AT&T that it plans to acquire DirecTV: "CWA is optimistic that this deal will improve services and make even more content available for millions of customers."

CWA issued this comment on the announcement by AT&T that it plans to acquire DirecTV:

"CWA is optimistic that this deal will improve services and make even more content available for millions of customers. We also believe that it will provide better employment opportunities for tens of thousands of employees at both companies. We look forward to learning more about the details in the days ahead.

"The industry is constantly transforming itself as wireless, wireline, cable and satellite converge, and as voice data and video increasingly demand expanded high speed networks. AT&T's commitment to provide high speed Internet services to 15 million non-urban locations is a positive move toward expanding Internet access and availability to more Americans."