The AT&T/T-Mobile Deal Finds Another Adversary At The FCC

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Another day, another voice coming out against AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. First came Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, then came New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Next up: FCC Commissioner Michael Copps.

While the full source interview won’t air until this evening on C-SPAN, Politico has two pages of excerpts. His reasoning against the deal? Same as everyone else: it’ll put too much power in the hands of too few (If AT&T and T-Mobile merge, 80% of the wireless market will be accounted for by the top two companies [AT&T and Verizon]) and make it even harder for smaller carriers to compete.

(For the record, I, too, am against the deal. Competition makes the world a better place.)