T-Mobile responds to deal with AT&T opponents
By Kim Zalewski
- 6/22/2011 4:44
It's no secret that AT&T and T-Mobile have faced some opposition to their proposed deal over the past couple of months. The opposition to their proposed deal came not only from Sprint but also from Leap Wireless and the commissioner of the Federal Communication Commission. Today, Tom Sugrue, T-Mobile's Senior Vice President of Government Affairs responded to the critics. T-Mobile Comments on New FCC Filings by AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Opponents BELLEVUE, Wash - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Today, Tom Sugrue, T-Mobile Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, issued the following statement: 'The opponents of the AT&T-T-Mobile merger have had their final say as part of the FCC's formal pleading cycle and, not surprisingly, they have failed to offer any credible arguments to support their view that the Commission should deny the transaction. What is surprising, however, is their repeated head-in-the-sand insistence that no spectrum crisis exists. As part of their application, AT&T and T-Mobile provided a compelling showing of their need for more spectrum to continue to provide quality service to customers and roll out new technologies in the future. And the two companies have demonstrated that a combination of their networks and spectrum holdings is by far the best way to solve this problem and ensure improved service and enhanced innovation. The FCC has long acknowledged the harmful consequences of ignoring the spectrum crunch, and we are confident it will approve our proposed market-based solution.'
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