Upcoming Event: Media Briefing of Antitrust Experts on AT&T – T-Mobile Takeover

BY CCIA Staff
May 20, 2011

The proposed takeover of T-Mobile USA’s wireless communications business by AT&T raises serious competition policy issues that require careful analysis by the Federal Communications Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. The proposed transaction would reduce the number of national wireless carriers from four to three, and more importantly, create an AT&T-Verizon duopoly that would dwarf all other carriers. A House Judiciary subcommittee has scheduled a hearing May 26, 2011 to examine the proposed merger. In a media briefing hosted by the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), key antitrust experts will discuss the anti-competitive implications of an AT&T takeover on American investment, innovation and jobs.

What:  Media Briefing of Antitrust Experts on AT&T – T-Mobile Takeover

When: Tuesday, May 24, 10:30 a.m. EST

Moderator: Ed Black, President & CEO of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA)

Panelists:

Richard Brunell, Director of Legal Advocacy at American Antitrust Institute  (AAI) and contributing editor of the Antitrust Law Journal

Allen Grunes, Chair of the Antitrust Committee of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia and Advisory Board member of the American Antitrust Institute

Dial-In:     Reporters please contact [email protected] for access numbers

Related Articles

New Study Shows Microsoft Holds 85% Market Share in U.S. Public Sector Productivity Software

Sep 21, 2021

Washington — A new study conducted by Omdia has found Microsoft’s share in the U.S. government office productivity software market to be approximately 85 percent, more than seven times the share of the next largest competitor. The research report outlines a number of consequences to the U.S. government’s overreliance on a single vendor, including higher…

CCIA Whitepaper Identifies National Security Risks Posed By House Bills Targeting U.S. Tech Companies

Sep 13, 2021

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has released a white paper on the national security implications of several House-passed bills aimed at a handful of U.S. tech companies as they compete with foreign companies. These bills were introduced in June 2021 and were marked up without legislative hearings or input from stakeholders, particularly…

CCIA Requests Hearing on Senate Antitrust Venue Bill Ahead of Markup

Aug 10, 2021

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association sent a letter today asking the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on S. 1787, State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021. Antitrust litigation often involves multiple states which, absent the possibility to centralize under one venue, would risk having balkanized antitrust judgments with multiple and…