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August 31, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Feds say: T-Mobile sale would raise prices, lower innovation

Here’s the complaint the U.S. Department of Justice filed to block AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile USA. The link below is to a PDF version and a scrollable version is embedded below.

ATT-TMO DOJ.pdf

A few excerpts:

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Seattle would be particularly affected by the market concentration:

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AT&T has been feeling heat from T-Mobile’s innovation:

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T-Mobile has pressured other carriers to invest and improve:

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The DOJ’s summary:

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Here’s a version of the filing that’s easier to scroll through:

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width: 630,

height: 800,

sidebar: false,

page: 12,

container: “#DV-viewer-239541-att-tmo-doj”

});

Comments | Topics: AT&T, Public policy, T-Mobile

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