Free Press petitions FCC to deny AT&T/T-Mobile sale; YouTube refocuses on network-oriented video

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Free Press on Tuesday filed a petition with the FCC to deny AT&T's acquisition of rival wireless operator T-Mobile on grounds that it would create a duopoly in which Verizon and AT&T would control 80 percent of the market. Release

> Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito held stock in ABC parent Disney when he heard a case involving ABC and other networks. Story

> Making broadcast spectrum available for wireless broadband will create jobs, say hopeful Republican congresspeople. Story

> YouTube's new strategy? Creating a "network of networks" rather than supporting individual video producers. Story

And finally... AT&T has either developed a huge altruistic bent, or it's just finding new ways to curry favor with members of Congress. Either way, the telco has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to charities affiliated with top lawmakers, Politico reports. Story

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