via NY Post
By Claire Atkinson
01-17-2017

Verizon Chief Executive Lowell McAdam may be getting ready to answer rival AT&T’s moves to buy DirecTV and Time Warner.

The New York wireless giant is weighing the acquisition of a cable company to help grow demand for its wireless data products, two well-placed sources told The Post.

The CEO told friends at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month that he wants to buy into cable, one source said.

“They need it for 5G,” said a second source, confirming McAdam’s interest.

The most likely targets would be “Charter or Comcast,” the source noted.

“Altice is too small,” the source speculated.

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