There has been a lot of controversy lately over AT&T’s purchase proposal of Time Warner. A huge deal, set at a price of $85 billion dollars is being hashed out between the two companies. This raises a lot of concern, at first I was very confused at how AT&T, a telecommunications giant, could purchase a phone, internet, and cable provider so easily and not be in some kind of illegal, monopoly law infringement. It turns out that Time Warner is not Time Warner Cable, and that AT&T is actually purchasing a series of television networks and production studios. Time Warner is the parent company of HBO, CNN, TBS, TNT, and Warner Bros. film studio, all soon to be owned by AT&T. This raises a whole new set of concerns. AT&T is now in a very powerful position to create their own media delivery system that could be a virtual shake-up of the current system. With services like Netflix and Hulu already in place there is a proven market for the innovative and new. Who knows what could happen, they own common television broadcasting stations like TNT and TBS, a world-wide news giant in CNN, a half production and half streaming service in HBO (with movie connections), and an actual film studio in Warner Bros.