AAI Statement About AT&T Case

The American Antitrust Institute congratulates the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Communications Commission on bringing to a swift end AT&T's adventurous test of U.S. merger controls. Companies that are planning highly concentrating horizontal mergers will have to think twice, no matter how much political clout they think they can bring to the table. A lot of jobs have been saved by stopping this merger, contrary to unsupportable claims made by AT&T. It is an important victory for antitrust and American consumers.