Justice Dept to order changes in Verizon deals

Published 08/16 2012 03:23PM

Updated 08/16 2012 03:25PM

The Motorola Droid 4 running on Verizon Wireless
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department says it will order changes to protect consumers in deals between Verizon and four of the nation's largest cable companies.

If left unchanged, the department says, the agreements would harm competition by reducing incentives to compete - resulting in higher prices and lower quality for the public.

The government's announcement follows a coordinated investigation with the Federal Communications Commission and assistance from the New York state attorney general's office.

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