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Featured Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Oct 31, 2017

Mergers and Monopoly: How Concentration Changes the Electricity Business

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/electricity-mergers-and-monopoly/

Executive Summary A wave of consolidation has swept across the U.S. economy over the past decade, reshaping already-powerful corporations into financial and political powerhouses. The trend has taken particular hold among electric utilities, a sector where monopoly reigns virtually unchecked. Consolidated, investor-owned utilities now have service territories that span several states and include millions of… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 10, 2016

AT&T, Time Warner Defend Merger to Lawmakers

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/att-time-warner-defend-merger-to-lawmakers/

E-Commerce Times – December 10, 2016 by David Jones AT&T and Time Warner executives this week appeared before a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee to respond to lawmakers’ concerns about their US$84 billion merger. Their testimony came at a time of high public skepticism of institutional power. Rival content and mobile providers applied further… Continue reading