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Antitrust Division

United States et al. v. Verizon Communications Inc. et al.; Proposed Final Judgment and Competitive Impact Statement

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.C. 16(b)-(h), that a proposed Final Judgment, Stipulation and Competitive Impact Statement have been filed with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia inUnited States of America et al.v.Verizon Communications Inc. et al.,Civil Action No. 1:12-cv-01354. On August 16, 2012, the United States filed a Complaint alleging that the proposed commercial agreements among Verizon Communications Inc., Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, Comcast Corporation, Time Warner Cable Inc., Cox Communications, Inc., and Bright House Networks, LLC, would violate Section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. 1. The proposed Final Judgment, filed the same time as the Complaint, requires modifications to the commercial agreements and prohibits certain conduct in order to preserve the incentive and ability for Verizon Communications to compete aggressively with each of the cable companies.

Copies of the Complaint, proposed Final Judgment and Competitive Impact Statement are available for inspection at the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Antitrust Documents Group, 450 Fifth Street NW., Suite 1010, Washington, DC 20530 (telephone: 202-514-2481), on the Department of Justice's Web site at,and at the Office of the Clerk of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Copies of these materials may be obtained from the Antitrust Division upon request and payment of the copying fee set by Department of Justice regulations.

Public comment is invited within 60 days of the date of this notice. Such comments, including the name of the submitter, and responses thereto, will be posted on the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division's Internet Web site, filed with the Court and, under certain circumstances, published in theFederal Register. Comments should be directed to Lawrence M. Frankel, Assistant Chief, Telecommunications and Media Enforcement Section, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20530, telephone: 202-514-5621.

Patricia A. Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement.