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Released: August 31, 2011

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

August 31, 2011
Neil Grace 202-418-0506


(Washington, D.C.)

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said

, "By filing suit today, the
Department of Justice has concluded that AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile would substantially
lessen competition in violation of the antitrust laws. Competition is an essential component of the
FCC's statutory public interest analysis, and although our process is not complete, the record before
this agency also raises serious concerns about the impact of the proposed transaction on
competition. Vibrant competition in wireless services is vital to innovation, investment, economic
growth and job creation, and to drive our global leadership in mobile. Competition fosters
consumer benefits, including more choices, better service and lower prices."

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