Critics of Verizon Wireless’ Cable Deals Launch Coalition

Group hopes to put more pressure on regulators

Many of the same companies and groups that opposed and helped to shut down the AT&T purchase of T-Mobile are joining forces to take on Verizon Wireless' spectrum and marketing deals with its former cable rivals. By forming the Alliance for Broadband Competition, the group hopes to either convince regulators to block the transactions or impose restrictions on the deal to preserve wireless competition.