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AT&T merger logic sinks under the weight of FCC skepticism

  • TC2 Blog
  • 11/23/2011
  • David Rohde

I don’t know if the FCC’s move yesterday to derail the AT&T/T-Mobile merger spells the end of the troubled deal. I do know it should be the end of AT&T’s tiresome claim that the merger will “create” 96,000 jobs.

At the risk of sounding like a nagging parent, in the time that AT&T has spent soaking the airwaves and the Internet with ads claiming that it’s “prepared” to go nationwide with real 4G on approval of the merger, it could have done the buildout itself and created all the jobs it wants!

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