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AT&T Must Divest More Markets to Acquire Centennial

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Oct 14, 2009, 2:06 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

The U.S Department of Justice has given its approval to AT&T's planned acquisition of Centennial Communications — if AT&T agrees to divest eight markets in Louisiana and Mississippi. AT&T has already agreed to divest five of the named markets to Verizon Wireless. The deal still needs to be approved by the Federal Communications Commission. AT&T first announced its intent to acquire Centennial in November 2008.

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chapelhill

Oct 18, 2009, 8:48 PM

Welcome AT&T, uh CIngular, no AT&T, no (fill in the blank)

This is ridiculous.

Why are people loyal to AT&T?

Would you be with AT&T if it wasn't for the iPhone?
what point are you trying to make?
flip mode

Oct 14, 2009, 2:30 PM

Why Verizon?

IMHO it would be more competitive and fair to give those markets to a regional carrier like U.S Cellular or Metro PCS or even a national carrier like T-Mobile.
They are not 'giving' them to Verizon they are selling them to Verizon.
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The answer is reasonably simple. As the incompetent Powell/Martin controlled FCC -- appointed by the blundering previous administration -- enabled monopolistic giants VZW & AT&T to buy up the vast majority of the most desirable wireless properties, V...
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flip mode

Oct 15, 2009, 9:16 PM

OK, check this out....

First of all, lets get somethings straight. I am not 15 and gullible. Wiwavelength's answer made sense to me. If you don't like it then too bad, your 15 year old comments are not needed just because someone has a different opinion than you. There is no more real competition these days and that's the truth unfortunately.
VZW611LA

Oct 15, 2009, 11:59 AM

Verizon and PR

Verizon will more than likely get the Puerto Rico licens. I know they sold there own in 07, but I can see Verizon taking it because its CDMA already with EVDO.
VZW611LA said:
Verizon will more than likely get the Puerto Rico licens. I know they sold there own in 07, but I can see Verizon taking it because its CDMA already with EVDO.


Except VZW has no presence in Puerto Ric...
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