AT&T Chides FCC for Releasing Merger Report
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Nov 30, 2011, 1:08 PM by Eric M. Zeman
AT&T took the Federal Communications Commission to task today in a statement issued by Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President-External and Legislative Affairs. AT&T reminds the public that the draft report is nothing more than that, a draft report. The document has no legal standing. "The FCC has recognized that it is required by its own rules to dismiss our merger application. This makes all the more troubling their decision to nonetheless release a preliminary staff report on the merger," said Cicconi. AT&T notes that the report is moot, since the administrative hearing meant to address it will no longer take place. "It has no force or effect under law, which raises questions as to why the FCC would choose to release it. The draft report has also not been made available to AT&T prior to today, so we have had no opportunity to address or rebut its claims, which makes its release all the more improper." The report was released by the FCC late Tuesday, which challenged the validity of the arguments made by AT&T concerning its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA.
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You had some serious cajones to try to argue that the merger would create jobs, while out of the other side of your mouth saying the merger would create huge efficiencies. Everyone that knows anything about business knows that "efficiencies" from a merger means cutting redundant jobs. To publicly argue both things at the same time is ballsy.
But now you have the audacity to argue against government transparency?
Rich Brome said:...
You had some serious cajones to try to argue that the merger would create jobs, while out of the other side of your mouth saying the merger would create huge efficiencies. Everyone that knows anything
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