There were basically two sorts of responses to the news that AT&T was buying DirectTV for $48.5 billion.
— susan candiotti (@susancandiotti) May 18, 2014
Some people were genuinely concerned about net neutrality, competition, and possible monopolies.
— Chris Tye (@TVTye) May 18, 2014
AT&T bought Direct TV for $50 billion. Is that how you say "first strike to net neutrality"?
— Morgan Chase Cantees (@ChaseCantees) May 19, 2014
AT&T and DirectTV merge.. Comcast and Time Warner… having only a few companies running TV and internet services… what could go wrong?
— Jerry Wood (@_JerryWood) May 19, 2014
TimeWarner/Comcast, AT&T/DirectTV… the last mile to the consumer matters more than ever. Net neutrality matters more than ever.
— Jerry Chen (@jerrychen) May 18, 2014
Others were focused on what was in it for them.
AT&T paid $48 billion for DirectTV just now, but they say they can’t afford to give people unlimited data. Mmhmm.
— Vivian (@VanguardVivian) May 18, 2014
— Frank Parks (@AccidentalCDN) May 19, 2014
My 1st thought upon hearing that AT&T has acquired DirectTV: this better be a net positive for wider access to NFL Sunday Ticket.
— Juston Western (@JustonWestern) May 19, 2014
— Mike Solomon (@mikeso1omon) May 19, 2014
Then there was this guy.
AT&T buys DirectTV for $45 Billion; YouTube reportedly is buying Twitch for $1 Billion…
I AM FOR SALE. Only 1 million & I'll do ANYTHING.
— Lamarr Wilson (@LamarrWilson) May 18, 2014