DecenternetUntold Effects of AT&T-Time Warner Merger on Net Neutrality

Maureen SantosApril 24, 20184504 min

The AT&T-Time Warner merger is still on a probe. The collaboration between the two giant companies still floats in the air.

The US Justice Department is looking into the potential integration. The AT&T-Time Warner merger will make it more difficult for consumers to transfer carriers.

The repeal of net neutrality has just begun. However, several states have not implemented their own rules yet. The AT&T-Time Warner merger will have a massive effect that will make consumers suffer more. Just imagine what this agreement can do to the consumers.

Once the repeal took place, broadband and cable providers will now be free to block any contents. They will have the authority to slow down connection unless users pay more. They could impose higher fees for access to different sites. The AT&T-Time Warner merger could pose a threat mostly to the rural area subscribers.

The AT&T-Time Warner merger costs $85.4 billion where the former is facing a lawsuit. According to the Justice Department’s antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim the deal will upset competition. At the same time, cable customers will be obliged to pay higher payments.

Meanwhile, the Justice Department initiated an antitrust investigation into synchronization. This is among AT&T, Verizon, and GSMA to regulate eSIM. This makes it possible to change carriers without the need to acquire a new SIM card.

Both AT&T and Verizon bear allegations of conniving with GSMA. This pertains to the creation of ethics that enable locking of a device to their network regardless of eSIM technology. These giant carriers dominate almost 70% of all wireless agreements in the US.

Even if the repeal of net neutrality already began, nothing has changed in the Decenternet platform. It will not be affected by the AT&T-Time Warner merger. It still maintains the practice of open internet. Users will enjoy unrestricted access to different websites.

Decenternet empowers free speech and protects the user’s personal information. There is no blocking or throttling of contents, apps, services, or websites. Users are free to express themselves without the worry of being spied on.




Maureen Santos

She lets everyone become aware of what is happening to our beloved planet Earth and its inhabitants. She can take you beyond the space and find out how neighbor planets are doing. Moreover, she would open your eyes to the things what makes the Earth suffer including the living species and allow you to decide what you can do to help save the planet and the future generation.

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