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AT&T Accuses FCC of Bias Against T-Mobile Acquisition

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Dec 1, 2011, 11:55 AM


Not that care much if att gets it or not but i wonder how much money was used to pay off the FCC from "other companies that run around while holding the goverments hand" 👿 👿

I highly doubt it was the influence of other companies that resulted in this report. Consumers had already recognized that AT&T was blowing hot air out their rear with their talking points, so if the FCC had reported something different, it would hav...

Dec 1, 2011, 11:58 AM

Complete malarkey

"AT&T says the FCC's belief that AT&T will expand its LTE network beyond 80% of the population without acquiring T-Mobile is speculation."

Except, they will to compete with Verizon.

"AT&T says the FCC's belief that the merger won't create jobs is faulty, and points out that there's no way it can build out its planned LTE network without additional personnel."

AT&T will hire techs to do the build-out, and then lay them off once it's done. If they merged with T-Mobile, they would probably hire fewer new employees and lay off the same number upon completion. I don't see the job creation here.

"AT&T accuses the FCC of ignoring the spectrum issues at hand, and believes the acquisition will put AT&T and T-Mobile's spectrum assets to ...
TMo is going to have a workforce reduction regardless. They are not profitable at all. They have been being subsidized for years by DT. The sad part is everyone is up in arms about the acquisition but one way or the other that sinking ship called tmob...

Dec 1, 2011, 5:05 PM

Lacks Credibility ?

"....AT&T says that the FCC document "lacks all credibility"..."

How does a document released by the FCC, the Federal governing body that is run and organized by elected and appointed officials at a very very high level of government, lack credibility?

If that document lacks credibility, then who's to say Any other document, including one that supports the merger, would also lack said credibility?

This is not in the public interest. The people dont want it, and the government clearly does not want it.

At&t's constant vocal defense of their position is actuially weakening it I feel, like an angry person who yells louder and louder when others will not listen to them. Shut up already at&t, we dont want to listen to you anymo...
It lacks credibility because it wasn't voted on by the staff, which every document for that last 77 years has, as that is the OFFICIAL process. Since the documents never went through the official process, they lack the official credibility, and is jus...
If you doubt that our federal government lacks credibility, you must have been living in a cave for your entire life.

Dec 1, 2011, 12:53 PM


Now AT&T is grabbing at straws where there is nothing to grab.
Deutsche Telekom should have thought twice before entering into the U.S. carrier market.
To eventually have 1 GSM carrier in the U.S. market, subscribers are held at the mercy of the carrier and its plans with no freedom of choice to switch.
Of course this never came up if Sprint was able to buy TMO, and convert to CDMA, still would be one gsm carrier. But I guess thats different?

Dec 1, 2011, 1:35 PM

Dear AT&T

People aren't as stupid as you think they are. Come up with some legitimate reasons to buy T-Mobile and stop making a fool of yourself please.
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