The more we dig into AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, the worse the deal looks for all parties. As we’ve written before (here, here, here, and here) if the merger is consummated consumers stand to lose out. Prices for mobile voice and broadband Internet will rise once T-Mobile, the low-priced, “mavericky” alternative to AT&T and Verizon is absorbed into the Death Star. Customer satisfaction will fall, and innovation, typically spurred on by robust competition, will be less vigorous.
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