PublishedSeptember 16, 2011

States Join U.S. Justice Department in Suit Against AT&T’s T-Mobile Takeover

After months of investigation, the top consumer advocates for seven states have waded through vague promises and conflicting information from AT&T and decided the telecom giant’s plan to takeover its competitor would lead to higher prices and other problems for consumers and businesses in their states. This bipartisan group of attorneys general have joined the Department of Justice in its lawsuit to block the deal, and an amended complaint has been filed with the court.
For almost 40 years, the Computer & Communications Industry Association has been a voice against anti-competitive behavior by dominant companies. The following statement can be attributed to CCIA’s President and CEO Ed Black:
“We applaud the state attorneys general, who have wisely weeded through the promises versus the reality of AT&T’s takeover bid, and are taking steps to protect their states from the higher prices that come when an industry no longer has competition.”
The following statement can be attributed to CCIA Vice President Cathy Sloan:
“Seven of the most populous states in America with the most sophisticated investigatory and legal resources at their disposal have examined AT&T’s proposal to acquire its competitor and decided the deal is illegally anticompetitive – and should be blocked.”

  • Press Releases

CCIA Submits Comments, Testifies On Maryland Biometric Privacy Proposal

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association offered written comments Tuesday and will testify Wednesday on Maryland’s proposed Biometric Data Privacy Act, a bill regulating...
  • EU
  • CCIA
  • Press Releases

CCIA Strengthens Brussels Office With New AI and Competition Policy Hires

Brussels, BELGIUM – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA Europe) is pleased to welcome two new staffers to its Brussels office. Aleksandra Zuchowska joins CCIA as Competit...
  • Press Releases

CCIA Submits Comments On Colorado Privacy Rules

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association offered further testimony and comments this week in response to the Colorado Department of Law request for input on implementing t...