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The problem with AT&T’s new subscription TV package

Now is the time to think about changing the face of cable TV but commentators and experts say that AT&T may be getting it wrong…

AT&T is trying to change cable TV forever. Starting sometime this month, AT&T will offer an internet-only subscription TV package, with upwards of 100 channels for $35 per month. If the channel selection and pricing are as good as the company promises, it will be a hit.

But AT&T was banking on one other thing to really sell DirecTV Now: integration with AT&T’s cell network, which would let you stream TV channels on your smartphone without using up your data plan. It’s the kind of deal that only AT&T could pull off, as the owner of a national cell and cable network. But according to a letter from the Federal Communications Commission, doing so could be illegal.

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