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AT&T (NYSE: T) is looking to circumvent a review from the Federal Communications Commission regarding its pending merger with Time Warner (NYSE: TWX), hoping to eliminate one of the many regulatory hoops it will need to jump through. The Department of Justice will definitely be reviewing the merger, but Ma Bell hopes to sidestep the FCC since there aren’t expected to be any FCC license transfers and Time Warner does not offer any FCC-regulated services to consumers.

Last month, Senator Al Franken asked AT&T to justify the purported benefits to consumers to assess if an FCC review was necessary. AT&T and Time Warner responded (link opens PDF) last week, outlining a slew of ways that American…

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