We believe the combination of AT&T and T-Mobile would result in tens of millions of consumers all across the United States facing higher prices, fewer choices and lower-quality products for their mobile wireless services.
– James M. Cole, deputy Attorney General, announcing that the DOJ will seek to prohibit the merger of the second and third largest US mobile telecom operators. Leaving only two significant operators absolutely would be against the interest of consumers.
- T-Mobile Users Rejoice at Justice Dept. Blocking AT&T Merger (wired.com)
- Text of DOJ statement regarding AT&T/T-Mobile (news.cnet.com)