RTG Statement Regarding Sprint Suit to Block Proposed AT&T and T-Mobile Transaction

RTG’s General Counsel, Carri Bennet, issued the following statement:

“RTG fully supports Sprint Nextel’s lawsuit seeking to enjoin AT&T from taking over T-Mobile. The removal of T-Mobile from the mobile wireless marketplace is thoroughly anticompetitive, a blatant violation of Section 7 of the Clayton Act, and will lead to higher prices, reduced innovation and fewer choices for all American consumers. The complaints of the Department of Justice, and now Sprint Nextel, clearly demonstrate the various harms that will results from this proposed transaction. Rural consumers and the carriers that serve them will be irreparably harmed by AT&T’s takeover of T-Mobile and RTG supports all efforts to block the transaction.”

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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2011-09-06T15:58:34-04:00 September 6th, 2011|Categories: Competition, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , |
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