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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 dismiss the merger application without prejudice, meaning it could be filed again, but it also said it would keep the docket open—and release a staff report that could be seriously embarrassing for AT&T.
The full draft of the hearing designation order that contains the staff report can't be released because it was just a draft.