FCC Responds To AT&T’s Claims That T-Mobile Could Have Avoided Layoffs
This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry
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.”