Another Kick In The Teeth: Cellular South Files Lawsuit Against AT&T To Block Merger.

  • September 19, 2011 6:58 pm

AT&T just isn’t getting any love. First it was he DoJ. And then Sprint. Then the real hurt began with the states of California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington recently joining the fray. Unfortunately AT&T’s uphill battle continues to get worst as Cellular South has just filed their own lawsuit against AT&T. As the other parties have already stated in their own respective filings, Cellular South beats the same drum:

“If AT&T were to complete this deal, not only would it substantially lessen competition, but it would essentially consolidate the market into the hands of the ‘Big Two’ – AT&T and Verizon. Today’s filing is another step in Cellular South’s unwavering effort to pursue the best interests of competition, wireless consumers, and our nation’s economy.

With mounting pressure from the private, public, and federal levels combined, how could anyone approve the merger?

But don’t count AT&T out just yet. The carrier has already promised to do “whatever it takes” to get the DoJ’s blessings up to and including selling off assets in markets lacking competition.

Stay tuned. This battle is far form over…

Via: Phonescoop


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