Webcast: Wireless Industry Consolidation – May 19, 2011

Watch the webcast where you’ll hear from industry groups on why AT&T’s takeover of T-Mobile is bad news for competition and would hurt the wireless industry and the economy. We all know this takeover is not about spectrum. Decreased mobile competition means higher prices and less innovation. Data plans become more expensive while networks get slower. Join the fight to keep the mobile industry innovative and competitive.

This webcast covers how RTG’s allies will be confronting this deal that must be stopped. Also covered is the impact of consolidation among wireless carriers with a special emphasis on the impact on rural consumers and small carriers who serve rural portions of the United States.

Speakers Include

  • Public Knowledge’s Director of Government Affairs Ernesto Falcon
  • Sprint’s Director of Government Affairs Trey Hanbury
  • Cellular South’s Manager of Public Policy Ben Moncrief
  • RTG’s General Counsel Carri Bennet.

Public Knowledge is a Washington, D.C.-based public interest group working to defend citizens’ rights in the emerging digital culture.

The Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG) is a trade association representing rural wireless carriers who each serve less than 100,000 subscribers.

Cellular South is the nation’s largest privately held wireless provider with approximately 1,100 employees residing in the Southeastern United States.

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services and served more than 49.9 million customers at the end of 2010.

Click here to watch the webcast.

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