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AT&T Kills T-Mobile Merger Deal faced stiff opposition from government, consumers

AT&T's blockbuster deal to acquire T-Mobile for $39 billion from Deutsche Telekom is dead. The decision by AT&T comes nine months after it announced the deal. AT&T will recognize a pretax…

December 19, 2011, 5:31 PM EST

Court Grants Stay to Put AT&T and T-Mobile Case on Hold AT&T says it is considering how to revise $39 billion deal

Is AT&T admitting defeat in its $39 billion bid to acquire T-Mobile, or just taking a breather while it figures out another way to structure the merger?  In a terse statement…

December 12, 2011, 2:26 PM EST

FCC Opts to Release Embarrassing Report on AT&T-T-Mobile Merger AT&T slams move, liberal groups hail it

The Federal Communications Commission officially granted AT&T and T-Mobile's request to withdraw their merger application on Tuesday. But that's where the good news ended for the telecoms. The commission did…

November 29, 2011, 6:04 PM EST

Liberal Groups to FCC: Don't Let AT&T Off the Hook Telecom accused of 'litigation gamesmanship'

Liberal interest groups Public Knowledge and Media Access Project don't just want AT&T's $39 billion deal with T-Mobile to die—they want AT&T to suffer; they want the Federal Communications Commission…

November 28, 2011, 4:23 PM EST

AT&T All but Gives Up on T-Mobile Merger Last ditch effort to focus on DOJ court case

AT&T looks like it might be ready to give up on its $39 billion proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. Staggering from the Federal Communications Commission's likely rejection of the deal, AT&T…

November 24, 2011, 10:53 AM EST

AT&T, T-Mobile Designated for Administrative Hearing FCC's Genachowski could not find deal served public interest

AT&T has a little less to be thankful for this November. Just as everyone in Washington, DC is headed for grandma's, the Federal Communications Commission decided to make big news about…

November 22, 2011, 4:44 PM EST

Group Charges AT&T Ad Promoting Merger Is Deceptive Appeals to TV station's public interest obligation

Opening up a new front in the fight to stop AT&T's $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile, public interest law firm Media Access Project is going after AT&T's TV ad promoting…

November 7, 2011, 6:44 AM EST

Judge: Sprint, C Spire Can Sue to Stop AT&T, T-Mobile Deal Judge also limits claims plaintiffs can make, however

Sprint and C Spire (formerly known as Cellular South) will get a chance to argue in federal court that the proposed $39 billion merger between AT&T and T-Mobile would stifle…

November 3, 2011, 10:04 AM EDT

U.S. Sues to Block AT&T's Takeover of T-Mobile Claims it would violate antitrust law

The U.S. government has sued to block AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile, arguing that the deal would “substantially lessen competition” in the wireless market. The Justice Department filed a complaint today…

August 31, 2011, 11:04 AM EDT

FCC to Link Review of 2 AT&T Deals Regulators stop just shy of combining review

AT&T was dealt a bureaucratic curveball late Monday by the Federal Communications Commission which decided to coordinate its review of AT&T's controversial $39 billion bid for T-Mobile with its proposed…

August 9, 2011, 10:59 AM EDT