Justice Dept to order changes in Verizon deals

- 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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