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FCC Promises Thorough Review of AT&T / T-Mobile Merger

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Apr 14, 2011, 9:47 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Federal Communications Commission held a press call today to discuss how it will evaluate AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. It has filed the necessary paperwork to start the ball rolling, and will hereafter allow AT&T and T-Mobile to submit the needed documentation confidentially. The FCC and Department of Justice will conduct parallel reviews of the merger, which will take into consideration the FCC's own spectrum plans; how the merger will affect competition in the near- and long-term; and if/how the merger might advance technology. The FCC said that it will weigh competition heavily, and will examine the number of carriers left and the portions of the overall market they each control, and how wireless revenues are spread across the market. The FCC will perform a detailed market-by-market spectrum analysis. It would not commit to a timeframe in which it expects to complete the review. AT&T believes the process will take about one year.

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In That Case... Azeron Apr 14, 2011, 10:43 AM
its all in the competion!!!!! cutboy1985 Apr 17, 2011, 12:46 PM
If it happens... floex831 Apr 14, 2011, 10:36 AM
 
 
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