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Benton Urges Caution in Verizon Wireless-SpectrumCo Deal

On Monday, December 19, 2011, Verizon Wireless and SpectrumCo, the consortium of cable operators, officially asked the Federal Communications Commission to transfer the cable operators' 122 wireless spectrum licenses to the wireless cellphone provider. The following statement can be attributed to Benton Foundation Chairman and CEO Charles Benton:

Benton Foundation Opposes Proposed AT&T Acquisition of T-Mobile USA

The following statement can be attributed to Benton Foundation Chairman and CEO Charles Benton:

After a review of the purported benefits and early analysis of the proposed acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T, the Benton Foundation urges the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission to reject a deal that offers no public interest dividend.