Originally published: May 29, 2011
Last updated: May 31, 2011 - 7:40am
On May 27, the Federal Communications Commission sent T-Mobile a request for additional information as the agency reviews AT&T's proposal to purchase T-Mobile. The FCC sent some 47 questions to T-Mobile on issues including spectrum capacity, alternatives considered by T-Mobile, a timeline of the proposed deal, cell tower positions, and much, much more. The FCC requests answers to the questions no later than June 10.
Reuters reports that the questions deal with: claims on spectrum shortages, coverage overlaps, plans to close facilities, whether subscribers who changed to another company did so because of pricing issues or service quality, areas where AT&T would no longer need to arrange roaming agreements, plans for rate hikes, and backhaul.
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