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AT&T, now seeking merger with Time Warner, could have been based in Atlanta

News of AT&T acquiring Time Warner brought up all these feelings of “cudda, wudda, shudda” for Atlanta.

Not only does Time Warner own the formerly-independent Turner Broadcasting System – including CNN, which is based in Atlanta but controlled from New York.

But Texas-based AT&T acquired the former Atlanta-based BellSouth Corp., a move that changed the city’s telecommunications profile forever.