The U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to block AT&T’s $39 billion merger with T-Mobile.
The merged companies would be the largest wireless company in the United States, combining AT&T’s 95 million customers with T-Mobile’s 34 million users. Along with Verizon Wireless, the merged companies would combine for more than two-thirds of the wireless market and account for 78% of the wireless industry’s revenue.
“The combination of AT&T and T-Mobile would result in tens of millions of consumers all across the United States facing higher prices, fewer choices and lower quality products for mobile wireless services,” the Justice Department said in its announcement.
Wow, and Nationalized Healthcare wouldn’t offer …fewer choices, lower quality…