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AT&T Responds To DoJ Lawsuit 140

An anonymous reader writes "Last week the Department of Justice filed an antitrust complaint to stop the merger between AT&T and T-Mobile USA. Now, AT&T has responded, arguing that the merger would benefit consumers by increasing competition and freeing up spectrum. 'That means increased output, higher quality service, fewer dropped calls,and lower prices to consumers than without the merger,' they say. Meanwhile, House Republicans have sent a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and Attorney General Eric Holder asking for an explanation of 'what went into the decision to challenge the merger and whether the agencies considered the impact on jobs and economic growth.' A hearing is scheduled for Sept. 21."
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AT&T Responds To DoJ Lawsuit

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  • by elrous0 ( 869638 ) * on Friday September 09, 2011 @05:50PM (#37357548)

    Where's the love, DoJ? Remember back when we were tight, when we were illegally spying on all those Americans? Those were good days, baby. We didn't need no warrants or paperwork back then, did we? Why you got to be like this now? Can't we just keep everything hush-hush, like we used to? Come on, you know you want to say yes--just like we said yes when you wanted to install all that spy gear on our trunk lines. You liked daddy's trunk, didn't you girl?

    Show some love for AT&T, baby. Don't let it end this way. Let us tap that ass again, like we tapped everyone's phone for you. Let's get away from these courtrooms and just switch places, girl, with *you* bending over and *us* doing the tapping this time. Don't be a hater, DoJ. Let daddy take you all the way *up there*--above the law, just one more time.

  • Re:Nonsense (Score:5, Funny)

    by Jeng ( 926980 ) on Friday September 09, 2011 @05:59PM (#37357644)

    I think part of what they were saying is that they are so incompetent that they have to purchase a whole other company so they quit dropping calls.

    The competition they are talking about encouraging is their own ability to compete, not the market itself.

    They have their heads so far up their asses that they can't see anything else.

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