AT&T, T-Mobile Get Earful From Democrats

Hearing on deal focuses on prospect of new Ma Bell

WASHINGTON—The Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, who are holding a hearing here today on the proposed sale of T-Mobile to AT&T, have made their position, and their main question, plain. Nodding to the past, and to the breakup of Ma Bell in the 1980s, they titled their hearing, "Is Humpty Dumpty Being Put Back Together Again?"