Tag Archives: AT&T

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 … [read full article]

Democratic Supporters Of AT&T/T-Mobile Deal Received Campaign Donations From AT&T

Will it come to anyone’s surprise that of the 72 Democratic lawmakers that sent a letter to the FCC and Justice department supporting the AT&T/T-Mobile merger that 66 of those lawmakers received campaign contributions from AT&T. Totaling over $500,000 in contributions most of the donations came from political action committees associated with AT&T, who remains the single-largest corporate donor to Congressional members over the last two decades. Want to know how widespread … [read full article]

T-Mobile Comments on New FCC Filings, Calls Opponents Ostriches

AT&T and T-Mobile are at it again, defending their stance on the would be merger, pending an official decision.  AT&T’s Wayne Watts continues to suggest that the merger is on track to be approved by Mach 2012, no matter the outcry from competitors and individuals.  Tom Sugrue, T-Mobile’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, was even reported as saying: “The opponents of the AT&T/T-Mobile merger have had their final say as part … [read full article]

Sprint Tells AT&T To Man Up And Buy More Towers While The State Of New York Wants “Rigorous” Examination Of Deal

Sprint continued their march to block the AT&T/T-Mobile deal with another FCC filing spelling out how AT&T can increase their network capacity by 600% without the T-Mobile purchase. According to Sprint all AT&T has to do is install more cell towers, upgrade its network to LTE and make a wish. Wait, they don’t need to do that last part. “In a new filing before the Federal Communications Commission that will be submitted … [read full article]

AT&T Files Public Statement With AT&T Supporting T-Mobile Deal As Promised

After yesterdays statement via their company blog AT&T followed through on their promise to file a public statement supporting their AT&T takeover with the FCC. The filing once again drives home the belief that this transaction gives AT&T and T-Mobile customers “the network capacity they need to enjoy the full promise of the broadband revolution.” Wayne Watts, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel had this to say about the … [read full article]

Cricket Wireless Wants You To Say “Hasta La Vista” To T-Mobile

Oh Cricket Wireless, you so funny playing off the Terminator movie line. So inventive of you. This ad found by one of our astute @TmoNews Twitter followers comes on the heels of a large number of you seeing a similar message coming across in a new Cricket Wireless television commercial proclaiming T-Mobile dead. I’ve tried to locate the commercial online but have been unable to do so and there is no link to … [read full article]

AT&T Posts Statement Regarding T-Mobile Buyout

Today’s AT&T/T-Mobile merger news comes via AT&T herself with a post on their Public Policy Blog titled “It is Much Easier to be Critical than to be Correct.” The blog post starts right off with a one two punch from AT&T promising this deal is necessary in order to give AT&T the necessary network capacity to work within the “broadband revolution.” AT&T of course claims that the capacity of the combined company … [read full article]

Microsoft, Facebook Among Eight Technology Companies Supporting AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Microsoft joined with Facebook and 6 other technology companies in a filing to the FCC last night in a statement of support for the AT&T/T-Mobile merger.  The deals supporters include Yahoo, Oracle, Research in Motion and VC firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Partners. Their argument is pretty much summed up by saying that the proposed deal is the best way for AT&T to expand their network capacity in order … [read full article]

FCC Asks Most Major US Wireless Carriers To Fill Questionnaire Regarding AT&T/T-Mobile

The FCC has sent formal requests to most of the major players in the US wireless market place asking them to complete a questionnaire regarding the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile acquisition. The FCC asks: “In order for the Commission to complete its review of the [merger] and make the necessary public interest findings … we require written responses, supporting documentation, and data, as applicable from other commercial wireless carriers against which the applicants compete.” … [read full article]