FCC Restarts The AT&T/T-Mobile Shot Clock, Begins Day 83 Of 180 Day Review

The FCC has restarted the shot clock on the informal 180-day clock and continues to consider AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA. The FCC had previously stopped the clock July 21st stating that AT&T had indicated it wished to transmit reviewed models to help further support the carriers positions.

A letter form the FCC said it had” received AT&T’s answers to our specific questions as well as AT&T’s confirmation that it believes our record is complete with respect to the models.”

“Our understanding is that, unless specifically prompted by a request from the Commission or the Department of Justice, AT&T will not be submitting any further revisions to the models,” wrote Rick Kaplan, head of the FCC’s wireless telecommunications bureau.

This Friday is Day 83 of the 180-day informal time frame that has been set aside for the FCC review of AT&T’s proposal.

Washington Post

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  • Oscar Dominguez

    If the U.S. can win its freedom, David can defeat Goliath, T-Mobile can beat AT&T, BRING IT !

  • Oscar Dominguez

    If the U.S. can win its freedom, David can defeat Goliath, T-Mobile can beat AT&T, BRING IT !

    • http://twitter.com/SocalFrank1 Frank Alvarez

      The problem here is David seems to be on Goliath’s side. Deutch Telecom doesn’t want T-Mobile anymore so David’s acting like a wimp.

      • http://tmonews.com David

        Are you talking about me David or theoretical David?

        • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

          I think it’s the metaphorical David he’s referring to, not you. You’ve been and will continue to be awesome.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Right yes, metaphorical David…not sure why I said theoretical! That’s the word I was looking for! And thanks Conan!

        • Jorgerodriguezcontreras

          How come David’s post get edited by a mod. That doesn’t make sense.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Right yes, metaphorical David…not sure why I said theoretical! That’s the word I was looking for! And thanks Conan!

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Right yes, metaphorical David…not sure why I said theoretical! That’s the word I was looking for! And thanks Conan!

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Right yes, metaphorical David…not sure why I said theoretical! That’s the word I was looking for! And thanks Conan!

        • hmm

          Would be pretty interesting if the tmo news site played a part in the denial of the merger. 

        • Nick0742

          haha i’m pretty sure it’s theoretical david. Unless you’re really the owner of T-mobile.  O.o

        • Nick0742

          haha i’m pretty sure it’s theoretical david. Unless you’re really the owner of T-mobile.  O.o

        • Nick0742

          haha i’m pretty sure it’s theoretical david. Unless you’re really the owner of T-mobile.  O.o

        • Nick0742

          haha i’m pretty sure it’s theoretical david. Unless you’re really the owner of T-mobile.  O.o

        • Nick0742

          haha i’m pretty sure it’s theoretical david. Unless you’re really the owner of T-mobile.  O.o

        • Nick0742

          haha i’m pretty sure it’s theoretical david. Unless you’re really the owner of T-mobile.  O.o

        • Nick0742

          haha i’m pretty sure it’s theoretical david. Unless you’re really the owner of T-mobile.  O.o

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1350219741 Derrick Ford

        Money is money… DT would take Google or Cablevision’s money too!!!  They are waiting in the weeds!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1350219741 Derrick Ford

        Money is money… DT would take Google or Cablevision’s money too!!!  They are waiting in the weeds!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1350219741 Derrick Ford

        Money is money… DT would take Google or Cablevision’s money too!!!  They are waiting in the weeds!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1350219741 Derrick Ford

        Money is money… DT would take Google or Cablevision’s money too!!!  They are waiting in the weeds!

  • Oscar Dominguez

    If the U.S. can win its freedom, David can defeat Goliath, T-Mobile can beat AT&T, BRING IT !

  • Drew

    Hmmm, I’m wondering, did they stop the clock to field bribes?? The longer this drags on the shadier things will become…

    • Anonymous

      100 days until approval lock. :-P

    • Anonymous

      100 days until approval lock. :-P

    • Jb8von

      The padding of the politicians’ pockets has been going on for months already.

    • Jb8von

      The padding of the politicians’ pockets has been going on for months already.

  • Guest

    Err….David is not “Theoretical” 

  • Guest

    Better start thinking of a new name for this blog.

    ATTnews does not cut it.

    • None

      BadnewsATT

    • Lewrightjr55

      ATTmo……That’s what we call it !!……………..It will probably be ATT a whole lot Mo  (money that is).

    • Lewrightjr55

      ATTmo……That’s what we call it !!……………..It will probably be ATT a whole lot Mo  (money that is).

    • Lewrightjr55

      ATTmo……That’s what we call it !!……………..It will probably be ATT a whole lot Mo  (money that is).

    • Lewrightjr55

      ATTmo……That’s what we call it !!……………..It will probably be ATT a whole lot Mo  (money that is).

    • Lewrightjr55

      ATTmo……That’s what we call it !!……………..It will probably be ATT a whole lot Mo  (money that is).

  • michael

    I hate how with things like this there’s so much drama..at least make it drama I can enjoy..
    A reality show called the real mergers of mobility? Keeping up with the attmobiles?
    Someone just needs to say at one oof the hearings what everyone is tthinking about the merger

  • michael

    I hate how with things like this there’s so much drama..at least make it drama I can enjoy..
    A reality show called the real mergers of mobility? Keeping up with the attmobiles?
    Someone just needs to say at one oof the hearings what everyone is tthinking about the merger

  • michael

    I hate how with things like this there’s so much drama..at least make it drama I can enjoy..
    A reality show called the real mergers of mobility? Keeping up with the attmobiles?
    Someone just needs to say at one oof the hearings what everyone is tthinking about the merger

  • blingbling

    Crossing fingers that it doesn’t go through. Lol so they can get that 3.8 billion and att unused cell towers.

  • blingbling

    Crossing fingers that it doesn’t go through. Lol so they can get that 3.8 billion and att unused cell towers.

  • T-MoFanatic

    About freakin’ time! Let’s quit dragging it out and get this whole mess over with already.

  • T-MoFanatic

    About freakin’ time! Let’s quit dragging it out and get this whole mess over with already.

  • http://twitter.com/iDiotGear Rob Daman

    I feel like the rapture is coming with this clock.

  • Silk7412

    Hello my name is Elroy and i’m from the future and i want to tell you whar happen after ATT buys tmobile. At first customers where very happy and then the problems started. dropped call,rates went sky high and people had no where to turn. Other mobile companies couldn’t compete so most of them wizard off and died. In 2014 a hostile takeover verizon shocked the world by them grabbing sprint. A new company by ATT and verizon call bridgebell was formed. So now you have ONLY one place to get a cell phone.
    I ask you? As far as we have gone. Why would we go backwards?
    we can not let this happen..

    • Abc123

      I laughed SOOOOOOOOOO hard reading this. Great laugh on a Friday afternoon. What a genius post.

      • Silk7412

        If you liked that one. heres one more.

        Oh, I say and I say it again, ya been had!
        Ya been took!
        Ya been hoodwinked!
        Bamboozled!
        Led astray!
        Run amok!
        This is what ATT does.
        we’re being taken for as loop down the porcelain bowl.We didn’t land on ATT.  ATT is about to land on us.FCC don’t let tmobile be apart of the new bellisms.

  • Stephen

    Did the clock get resumed…so picking up from day 83 from when it was stopped and we’re now 97 days away from the clock timer running out, or did the clock get reset….so starting the 180 countdown from day 1 again?   Different news sources are citing both …   Not that it necessarily matters, mind you. 

  • Stephen

    Did the clock get resumed…so picking up from day 83 from when it was stopped and we’re now 97 days away from the clock timer running out, or did the clock get reset….so starting the 180 countdown from day 1 again?   Different news sources are citing both …   Not that it necessarily matters, mind you. 

  • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

    write to your lawmakers, we sent 5000 petition letters to lawmakers to reject this deal or let us cancel TMO without ETF.

    • Guest

      What does ETF have to do with anything. The problem is the lack of competition, so every provider will have poor service, high cost. And by every, I mean both, sprint will surely go out of business.

  • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

    write to your lawmakers, we sent 5000 petition letters to lawmakers to reject this deal or let us cancel TMO without ETF.

  • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

    write to your lawmakers, we sent 5000 petition letters to lawmakers to reject this deal or let us cancel TMO without ETF.

  • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

    write to your lawmakers, we sent 5000 petition letters to lawmakers to reject this deal or let us cancel TMO without ETF.

  • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

    write to your lawmakers, we sent 5000 petition letters to lawmakers to reject this deal or let us cancel TMO without ETF.

  • CB

    Of course the deal will be approved by the FCC. The FCC will pretend to scrutinize the deal while working out a way to extort money from AT&T. AT&T will agree to pay the bribe / fee / tax / penalty / program to help disadvantaged people. The FCC approves the deal. AT&T raises rates on millions of hard working honest people and makes a fortune. Government and big business wins and the citizens get screwed. Business as usual!

  • Johnsonben007

    The deal will flop. Remember this because I will brag that I called it.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      You mean right after 239402394234 analysts called it too?

    • Jjmckay

      Hilarious…thanks for a much needed sense humor on this otherwise dreary day!

  • Abc123

    You are correct CB. I just don’t understand why people don’t see this. Rather naive to believe otherwise imho.

  • Anonymous

    The unredacted letter that AT&T flubbed already killed this deal. T-Mo emerges with $3 billion cash and a swath of new AWS frequency.

    $3.8 billion to build out their existing network w/o buying T-Mobile. 

    • Maschwar77

      I hope that unredacted letter killed it!  I hate AT&T with a passion!

    • Maschwar77

      I hope that unredacted letter killed it!  I hate AT&T with a passion!

    • Anonymous

      Nice to see that the DOJ agrees with us.

    • Anonymous

      Nice to see that the DOJ agrees with us.

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  • J. Williams

    this will be interesting when it unfolds, I am  ready to see the results.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/35HLVJSI34LMH5M274SCGWDZBY mike

    God I hope Google swoops in at some point and buys T-Mobile.

    • William Cron

      Cablevision was interested as well.

  • Enoel69

    Put this buy out to bed already…tmo needs to move on. The sooner this dark cloud is removed the sooner it can start working on its resurgence. Or for Google to partner with Tmo and make it the true Andriod hub.