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DoJ, FBI Want Time to Scrutinize T-Mobile/MetroPCS Deal

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Nov 27, 2012, 3:10 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a request with the Federal Communications Commission asking the agency to "defer action" with respect to T-Mobile USA's proposed merger with MetroPCS. The Justice Department, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security, are "reviewing this matter for any national security, law enforcement, and public safety issues." These agencies have yet to complete their reviews and are asking that the FCC refrain from taking any action (whether approving or disapproving) the deal before the agencies have a chance to submit their own results. The FCC began is 180-day review of the deal in October and is officially on day 32 of its review. The FCC has yet to indicate if it will halt the timeclock for the review, or simply wait until the other agencies complete their own reviews before it takes any action.

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Nov 27, 2012, 4:09 PM

Next Apple will Sue T-Mo and MPCS

Because that is all they can do. Very Happy

Oh my bad they invented the cell phone by rounding the corners. Very Happy
I wonder if AT&T, with its considerable lobbying power is pushing all this from behind the scenes. I don't see what security concerns FBI might have here. Is MPCS owned by the Chinese gov?
Haha!!!!! Laughing !!!
Apple, Inc. has confirmed it has filed lawsuits against both MetroPCS Communications, Inc. and Deutsch Telekom AG's T-Mobile USA subsidiary. Apple claims that failing to reach sales agreement has violated its intellectual property and has asked for ...
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