May 31, 2011 | By Abigail Phillips

EFF Files Petition Opposing Proposed AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

EFF today filed a petition with the Department of Justice and the FCC asking the administration to deny AT&T Inc.’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile USA, based on concerns about the risk of non-neutral behavior as a result of decreased competition. You can read EFF’s letter here.

As we said:

EFF has maintained that the preferable way to avoid discriminatory conduct and achieve network neutrality by carriers is through fostering competition and preventing the consolidation of market power. Thus, if the administration, both the Department of Justice and the FCC, seeks to support a more neutral, more innovation-friendly communications infrastructure, it should use its efforts to assist in the creation of more competitors, rather than fewer. The merger represents a step in the wrong direction.


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