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AT&T Responds to DoJ Lawsuit, Repubs Question

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 3 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Last week the Department of Justice filed an antitrust complaint to stop the merger between AT&T and T-Mobile USA. Now, AT&T has responded, arguing that the merger would benefit consumers by increasing competition and freeing up spectrum. "That means increased output, higher quality service, fewer dropped calls,and lower prices to consumers than without the merger," they say. Meanwhile, House Republicans have sent a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and Attorney General Eric Holder asking for an explanation of "what went into the decision to challenge the merger and whether the agencies considered the impact on jobs and economic growth.""
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Nice claims AT&T, but I don't see any logic (1)

macpacheco (1764378) | more than 3 years ago | (#37357476)

Very interesting claims AT&T, all great things, if it weren't for the fact that any acquisition is done to increase shareholder value, which means higher profits. With less competition, specially removing the lowest cost competitor, and a huge cost of the acquisition to be recouped, how the hell are you going to make up for that acquisition cost ? By increasing prices that's how.

Well, corporations lie AT&T, and you're lying. Perhaps you're willing to put it in writing as part of the acquisition deal with the DOJ that you will keep this or that low plan at that price for say, at least 10 years ? Then perhaps the people can be persuaded to believe you.

The other question is if the DOJ filled this suit to win or to loose... Since AT&T gave the Obama campaign and democrats in general a lot of money, this might be a face saving move by the Obama administration. If they actually win, then we can believe they intended to.

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