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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 02:43 AM
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FCC Blasts AT&T Deal
Source: WSJ

WASHINGTONFederal regulators issued a stinging 109-page analysis of AT&T Inc.'s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA, saying it would limit competition in virtually every U.S. city and lead to higher prices for customers.

The decision to release the analysiswhich came despite AT&T's objectionsmarked the latest blow to the deal, which is on life support after a lawsuit by the Justice Department and criticism from the Federal Communications Commission.

The FCC said last week it wanted to call a trial-like hearing to review the deal. AT&T responded by pulling its application at the FCC and the agency,...

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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 03:49 AM
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1. "AT&T responded by pulling its application"
AT&T not welcoming scrutiny of their takeover? Sheesh, who'd a thought?
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:00 AM
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2. Thus explaining
what so many of us figured out from the very beginning.
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strategery blunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:13 AM
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3. If only the Comca$t/NBC merger had received the same scrutiny...n/t
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:01 AM
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5. The right people got paid off for that one.
AT&T needs to bribe better.
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 05:59 AM
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4. i thought the deal was off
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:05 AM
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6. I dropped AT&T when they started spying on us for Bush
Fucking Big Brother enablers. They waste dollars sending me offers to go back to them. Comcast may be the pits but at least they haven't been found to be spying on us for the benefit of Homeland Security.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 03:17 PM
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7. The deal was so bad even the FCC would not pass it, sounds like.
Makes ya wonder, given the FCC's recent history of toadying up to corporations.
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