AT&T’s Merger with T-Mobile May Actually Fall Through (The Atlantic Wire)

“In a surprising turn of events, the mega merger that consumer watchdogs decried, but most deemed a fait accompli, faces a real risk of disintegrating at the hands of federal regulators. Last last night, a new poll of policy analysts examining the proposed $39 billion merger between AT&T and T-Mobile found that the deal was now more likely to fail than pass FCC and Justice Department approval, according to an average taken from the respondents. The poll comes as AT&T faces a string of setbacks and bad press. It was as recent as March when Bruce Gottlieb, general counsel of The Atlantic and former chief counsel of the FCC, said it was a “safer bet that the government will approve a proposed transaction than block it.” Here’s how the deal’s fallen on hard times:…”

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2011-08-12T13:11:57-04:00 August 12th, 2011|Categories: Competition|Tags: , , , |
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