FCC Moves to Block AT&T T-Mobile Deal
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.