Groups Seek Public Hearings From FCC Regarding AT&T/T-Mobile Takeover

In a letter to the FCC a number of consumer activist and watchdog groups requested that public hearings be held across the country to “hear from the people who could be most affected by the merger.” Groups including Consumers Union and Public Knowledge (we love them) sent the letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski expressing the deal as “a matter of great public concern.” Other groups who lent support to the letter include Free Press, Media Access Project, Future of Music Coalition, National Hispanic Media Coalition and the Open Technology Initiative of the New America Foundation.

There is precedent for hearings of this kind as last year saw a public forum held in Chicago to examine the Comcast Purchase of NBC.

Would you attend a public hearing? I would…with cowbell.

Boston.com

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  • Lewis

    The first thing Tmobile customers are going to notice about AT&T tis that their phones can do a lot but can’t do much on AT&T because of the high prices AT&T charges for tethering.This merger is going to create a show worth watching.

  • Lewis

    The first thing Tmobile customers are going to notice about AT&T tis that their phones can do a lot but can’t do much on AT&T because of the high prices AT&T charges for tethering.This merger is going to create a show worth watching.

  • Lewis

    The first thing Tmobile customers are going to notice about AT&T tis that their phones can do a lot but can’t do much on AT&T because of the high prices AT&T charges for tethering.This merger is going to create a show worth watching.

  • J2007jones

    next thing will happen is everyone will switch to metro pcs!!!!