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

Posted Mar 23, 2012

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.?