Telecommunications and Media Enforcement Section
Industries and Commodities
The Telecommunications and Media Enforcement Section (TEL) is responsible for civil antitrust enforcement, competition advocacy, and competition policy in the areas of:
- Broadband Internet
- Cable and satellite television
- Mobile voice and data services
- Business telecommunications services
Federal and State Contacts
Telecommunications matters: TEL works closely with the Federal Communications Commission and state attorneys general on investigations and cases.
Competition advocacy: In appropriate circumstances, TEL files comments in FCC and other telecommunications-related proceedings.
Selected Cases and Investigations
U.S. and Plaintiff States v. AT&T Inc., T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Deutsche Telekom AG
U.S. and Plaintiff States vs. Comcast Corp., General Electric Co., and NBC Universal, Inc.
U.S. and Plaintiff States v. Verizon Communications Inc. and Alltel Corp.
U.S. and Plaintiff States v. Echostar Communications Corp., Hughes Electronic Corp., General Motors Corp., and DirecTV Enterprises, Inc.
Related Guidelines and Reports
Voice, Video and Broadband: The Changing Competitive Landscape and Its Impact on Consumers: A Report by the U.S. Department of Justice
Scott A. Scheele, Chief
Lawrence M. Frankel, Assistant Chief
Suite 7000, Liberty Square Building
450 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Sections and Offices: Contains contact information for each section and field office.
Division Manual: Chapter 1, Organization and Functions of the Antitrust Division