Aberman quoted in Forbes.com on AT&T Merger and Innovation

Jonathan was quoted in a column in Forbes written by Richard Levick of Levick, discussing the affect on the AT&T merger with Time Warner and its likely effects on innovation.

Aberman stated:

Longtime Washington attorney and technology entrepreneur Jonathan Aberman agrees that, “Current regulatory trends are favoring the concentration of economic power into a small number of larger businesses. Sadly, there is ample history that when businesses obtain monopoly power they become less interested in innovation or passing on margin improvements to consumers.

“In the world of technology innovation today it is more and more often a battle for attention. A company that has existing customer relationships will have a much easier time offering a new service or product than a smaller business that has to spend money or work hard to attract the attention of consumers and change their behavior,” says Aberman.

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