AAI is a leader in pushing back against consolidation and anticompetitive conduct by telecommunications providers and media companies.

The telecommunications and media sectors are the subject of almost daily conversation, as mergers eliminate competition and risk eliminating innovative business models and new content providers. Vertical combinations of content and distribution and consolidation of important telecommunications competitors require rigorous antitrust and regulatory review. AAI’s advocacy stresses how vertical mergers can harm consumers by disadvantaging rivals and making concentrated markets more conducive to collusion.