In Lead-up to May 26 Congressional Hearing, Antitrust Experts Discuss Implications of the Proposed AT&T – T-Mobile Takeover

The proposed takeover of T-Mobile USA’s wireless communications business by AT&T raises serious competition policy issues that require careful analysis by the Federal Communications Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. The proposed transaction would reduce the number of national wireless carriers from four to three, and more importantly, create an AT&T-Verizon duopoly that would dwarf all other carriers. A House Judiciary subcommittee has scheduled a hearing May 26, 2011 to examine the proposed merger. In a media briefing hosted by the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), key antitrust experts will discuss the anti-competitive implications of an AT&T takeover on American investment, innovation and jobs.

What: Media Briefing of Antitrust Experts on AT&T - T-Mobile Takeover

Who: Moderator:
Ed Black, President & CEO of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA)

Panelists:
Richard Brunell, Director of Legal Advocacy at American Antitrust Institute (AAI) and contributing editor of the Antitrust Law Journal

Allen Grunes, Chair of the Antitrust Committee of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia and Advisory Board member of the American Antitrust Institute

When: Tuesday, May 24, 10:30 a.m. EST

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