Cellular South Files to Block AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Cellular South files suit to block AT&T’s takeover of T-Mobile

September 19, 2011

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Cellular South today filed suit to block AT&T’s planned acquisition of T-Mobile. The suit was filed under Section 7 of the Clayton Act in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The lawsuit has been filed as a related case to both the Department of Justice (and seven state Attorneys General) and the Sprint Nextel antitrust litigation against the proposed transaction.

Cellular South’s complaint states that AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile must incorporate a review from the perspective of regional carriers, like Cellular South.

“AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile would profoundly impact the interests of the wireless industry as a whole,” said Eric Graham, Cellular South Vice President for Strategic & Government Relations. “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.”

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