AT&T to Verizon : “We’ll Keep the World Safe for Big Telecom Mergers, You Go Kill That Pesky FCC Open Internet Rule”

Ahh, the co-ordinated effects possible between two giant duopolists. Now that the trial schedule has been set for the new 21st century U.S. v. AT&T antitrust case, AT&T litigators will be vigorously defending in court the iconic behmoth’s right to acquire and thereby eliminate one of its three national mobile telecom competitors, T-Mobile.  If successful, the acquisition…

CCIA Files FCC Comments Supporting Lightsquared's Proposed Wholesale National Wireless Network

On Monday CCIA filed Reply Comments  with the FCC in support of LightSquared’s proposal to begin deployment of its nationwide wholesale 4G LTE network.  LightSquared’s wholesale wireless network, once deployed, would expand high-speed broadband access to millions of unserved Americans, make an additional 40 MHz of wireless spectrum available for mobile broadband, spur economic growth and job…

CCIA Files FCC Comments Supporting Lightsquared’s Proposed Wholesale National Wireless Network

On Monday CCIA filed Reply Comments  with the FCC in support of LightSquared’s proposal to begin deployment of its nationwide wholesale 4G LTE network.  LightSquared’s wholesale wireless network, once deployed, would expand high-speed broadband access to millions of unserved Americans, make an additional 40 MHz of wireless spectrum available for mobile broadband, spur economic growth and job…

FCC Receives Thousands of Petitions To Deny AT&T Takeover of T-Mobile

FCC officials are now wading through thousands of petitions to deny AT&T’s FCC Application to takeover T-Mobile. Unlike DOJ, complaints to the FCC are public, so it takes some bravery for companies that must do business with AT&T to complain. Iowa Wireless, a subsidiary of T-Mobile, is getting some attention for filing a petition asking the FCC…

FCC Receives Thousands of Petitions To Deny AT&T Takeover of T-Mobile

FCC officials are now wading through thousands of petitions to deny AT&T’s FCC Application to takeover T-Mobile. Unlike DOJ, complaints to the FCC are public, so it takes some bravery for companies that must do business with AT&T to complain. Iowa Wireless, a subsidiary of T-Mobile, is getting some attention for filing a petition asking the FCC…

Congested Wireless Network

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.…

AT&T Lobbies Over The Heads of FCC, Cabinet Officials

AT&T has filed FCC applications to acquire another competitor.  The FCC must decide whether the proposed license transfers are in the public interest .  The FCC has already found deficiencies in competition among nationwide wireless carriers in its latest report.  Recent Sprint deals with cash-poor Clearwire and spectrum starved non-operational start-up Lightsquared hardly alter the…