March 5, 2006

Bad News: AT&T / BellSouth Proposed Merger

Via Dave Farber:
It will be interesting to see what happens when the FCC begins reviewing thereported and alleged merger of the AT&T/BellSouth deal. As it may be a much different Commission body with the hopes of Robert McDowell's confirmation by the Senate.

Mr. McDowell is a telecom lawyer who currently serves as assistant general counsel at Comptel and opponent of the AT&T and Verizon mergers last year. Mr. McDowell is scheduled to appear before a Senate committee on Thursday for his confirmation and is likely to be asked about the merger.
I can't imagine this will be, in any way positive for our lagging broadband services. Read "We thought you said spend the $200 billion on dark fiber" for more on this mess. Posted by James Zellmer at March 5, 2006 8:29 AM | Subscribe to this site via RSS:
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