RTG Applauds DOJ Action to Block AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Today, the Department of Justice has sued to block AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile. RTG’s General Counsel, Carri Bennet, issued the following statement:

“DOJ’s pre-Labor Day decision (less than 4 months after AT&T filed to acquire T-Mobile) shows that there is no question that this merger would have been bad for rural America, rural consumers, and rural carriers. AT&T pulled out all of the stops to get this deal done and failed. RTG applauds the DOJ for allowing wireless competition to live to see another day and to allow T-Mobile to continue to innovate and be the low price alternative to AT&T and Verizon. The jobs that have been saved today and the competition that has been preserved across the United States will go a long way to help the U.S. economy. RTG expects the FCC to react quickly to DOJ’s decision and deny the merger as well.”

About RTG – Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG) is a trade association representing rural wireless carriers who each serve less than 100,000 subscribers. RTG’s members have joined together to speed delivery of new, efficient and innovative telecommunications technologies to remote and underserved communities. ruraltelecomgroup.org @RTGwireless

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2018-03-07T16:16:40-04:00 August 31st, 2011|Categories: Competition, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , |
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