fcc-logo.gifThe FCC announced today that they have approved the merger of AT&T and Dobson Communications. The approval came 122 days into the 180 day informal timeclock. The FCC did impose certain conditions to the deal, which will have the merged company divesting of some interests in a few markets.

Investors in the satellite radio sector can get a bit of a feel for the process, as well as see the opinions of 3 of the 5 commissioners. I would recommend that readers follow the links below:

THE APPROVAL NOTICE

COMMENT OF COMMISSIONER COPPS

COMMENT OF COMMISSIONER ADELSTEIN

COMMENT OF COMMISSIONER MCDOWELL

Position - Long Sirius, XM. No Position AT&T, Dobson Communications