AT&T probably won't get T-Mobile after all
I honestly feel bad for all the parties involved in this. There have been so many roadblocks and suits for the AT&T and T-Mobile merger that the two carriers will likely go down as the stupidest ones in the industry.
On top of the things that have already happened, AT&T and the FCC have had some choice words about each other. Said an FCC report from yesterday:
"…we conclude that the Applicants have failed to meet their burden of proof to show that the proposed transaction is in the public interest."
AT&T's Jim Cicconi retaliated, though, and shot back at the FCC with the following:
"The document is so obviously one-sided that any fair-minded person reading it is left with the clear impression that it is an advocacy piece, and not a considered analysis."
So, it is with great pleasure that I predict the merger will never even come close to happening now. AT&T can't honestly believe that after bashing the FCC, it will still let the merger go through.
Thoughts, anyone? I'm really excited to wake up in the morning and not worry about even more outrageous GSM rates in the States.[Fox Business | The Verge]