FCC Moves to Block AT&T T-Mobile Deal

By Cody Burke on 22 November 2011
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The FCC has recommended against the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile, stating that the merger will result in significantly diminished competition and would not serve the public interest.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is circulating a draft order that would send the proposal to an administrative law judge for further consideration, a required step for the FCC to deny the proposal.  The FCC must now vote to send the issues to the judge, where a trial-like proceeding would occur.

The FCC staff that reviewed the merger found it would result in unprecedented concentration in the wireless industry, as well as massive job losses.  AT&T and T-Mobile have claimed that the merger would result in an increase in jobs.

Accura News

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