FCC Responds To AT&T’s Claims That T-Mobile Could Have Avoided Layoffs

The Federal Communications Commission has rejected a notion that job cuts at T-Mobile are a sign that regulators should have allowed AT&T to buy them out. T-Mobile said that they were closing 7 call centers, which would lead to 1,900 jobs being cut.

“In a short period of time, T-Mobile has re-emerged as a vibrant competitor in the mobile marketplace,” stated an FCC representative in an interview with AllThingsD. “Competition benefits all wireless consumers. The bottom line is that AT&T’s proposal to acquire a major competitor was unprecedented in scope and the company’s own confidential documents showed that the merger would have resulted in significant job losses.”

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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