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Downes comments on AT&T's planned acquisition of Time Warner

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Larry Downes, project director at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, said the argument that Time Warner content might be used as a “weapon” against competitors is “the kind of speculative harm that counts for little in vertical merger reviews.” “There are no strong legal or economic arguments against the deal, which are the only ones that matter,” he told Bloomberg BNA.