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  • AT&T-T-Mobile Merger Would Almost Meet Obama’s Broadband Goal
    The marriage of AT&T and T-Mobile USA marks a “very important step" in “achieving universal broadband in the near future," said Rick Boucher, the former U.S. Representative for Virginia’s 9th congressional district. ...More
    June 7, 2011 By Josh Long Posted in News
  • Verizon To Remain Mum on AT&T/T-Mobile Merger
    Unlike Sprint Nextel, Verizon won’t be filing comments with the Federal Communications Commission on a merger that would combine the second- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless operators. ...More
    June 2, 2011 By Josh Long Posted in News
  • COMPTEL Asks FCC to Reject AT&T/T-Mobile Merger
    Smaller GSM wireless providers “will be dependent on AT&T for roaming arrangements in order to provide their customers with nationwide, seamless connectivity and will be subject to the rates, terms and conditions that AT&T dictates," asserted COMPTEL. ...More
    June 1, 2011 By Josh Long Posted in News
  • Sprint Files Petition Opposing AT&T/T-Mobile Merger
    The nation’s third-largest wireless provider asked the FCC to deny the transaction, asserting that regulators cannot solve the merger’s harmful effects on competition by simply imposing conditions or requiring divestitures. ...More
    May 31, 2011 By Josh Long Posted in News
  • Deutsche Telecom Chief Describes T-Mobile’s Woes
    T-Mobile USA, the nation’s fourth-largest mobile operator, “has faced increasingly fierce competition from a growing number of" new companies in recent years, Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann told lawmakers on Capitol Hill. ...More
    May 26, 2011 By Josh Long Posted in News
  • FCC: No Broadband Access for 26 Million Americans
    Perhaps more surprising is the FCC’s findings that roughly one of third of Americans, or more than 100 million people, “do not subscribe to broadband, even when it’s available." ...More
    May 20, 2011 Posted in News
  • AT&T to Pay Deutsche Telekom Hefty Break-Up Fee if Regulators Block Merger
    Germany-based Deutsche Telekom – the parent company of T-Mobile USA – has confirmed that AT&T will give the European telecom giant a break-up fee and benefits worth roughly $6 billion. ...More
    May 13, 2011 Posted in News
  • Sprint CEO: Regulators Must Block AT&T/T-Mobile Merger
    Dan Hesse claims “the wireless industry would regress toward a 1980s-style duopoly" if U.S. regulators approve AT&T’s $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA. ...More
    May 11, 2011 By Josh Long Posted in News
  • Mashups Seem To Be Working
    According to Millward Brown, the most valuable brand in the world is Apple with a value of $153 billion. Not unexpected. The rest of the top 5 are very familiar names in our industry: Google, IBM, McDonald’s and Microsoft. AT&T comes in at No. 7. ...More
    May 9, 2011 By David Byrd Posted in Blog
  • Consumers Blast AT&T/T-Mobile Merger
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    Some contend the merger would create a duopoly in the wireless industry between AT&T and Verizon Wireless, and some commentators suggest that regulatory approval of the transaction would lead to further consolidation. ...More
    May 4, 2011 By Josh Long Posted in News