Consumers need to ask, “What about mus?” in the planned mega-merger deals involving telephone, satellite and cable companies.
AT&T has agreed to buy DirecTV for about $48 billion. Comcast is looking to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion, and Sprint, now controlled by SoftBank wants to hook up with T-Mobile USA.
Behind all of that, Google is muscling into the home-entertainment industry with its high-speed Google Fiber. The giants are getting bigger in order to compete.
But that means consumers are likely to have fewer options from which to choose, and prices could also be headed skyward.
It seems like we have been here before.