AT&T is in talks to acquire cable TV operator Cat6 for $100 billion

AT&I is in negotiations to acquire Cat6 Communications, a publicly traded cable operator, according to people familiar with the matter.

The companies, which have an agreement to sell their cable business, are in talks, the people said.

The transaction is expected to close by the end of the year, the sources said.

Cat6, based in New York, offers cable television services to more than 4 million households in about 40 states.

It has a long history of acquisitions, including in 2013 with Dish Network, which also owns satellite television service DirecTV Now, and in 2014 with AT&L, which owns satellite TV service DirecitTV Now.

Cat 6 declined to comment.

The acquisition of Cat6 comes on the heels of AT&C’s acquisition of DirecTv in October.

The company also is in discussions with other cable operators about buying out cable TV companies, one of the people familiar said.AT&T and Directv declined to discuss the acquisition.

AT&V declined to say whether it has made any offers for Cat6.