"They have curried favor with organizations who, whether through direct or indirect expectations, will go to bat for them. That's what a sophisticated lobby does, and AT&T is among the top of this in Washington."
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"This transaction is a pivotal moment in U.S. antitrust law. If that law means anything, this classic merger of one company buying out a smaller competitor in the same business must be denied."
AT&T could lose more than just T-Mobile's infrastructure if FCC rejects the merger.
T-Mobile lost close to half a million customers in 2011's first quarter.
The federal agency tries to convince us it'll give AT&T's T-mobile acquisition some thought before approving it.