The problem isn't the final negotiation of the final hour of the merger terms, as effort was put to add a few extras for consumers and competitors, to take attention off the fact that consumers just got screwed. The problem is that the merger was approved in the first place by the justice department in October. Today's deal closing was no surprise. But none the less one more tragic loss for competition.

We all know any concession offered is pointless, when they can't be inforced, once a monopoly has taken over and is in control.

Tom DeReggi
RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc
IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband


----- Original Message ----- From: "Jack Unger" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2006 5:43 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] latest AT&T filing - Done Deal


Looks like it's a done deal.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061229/ap_on_bi_ge/att_bellsouth


Should be interesting to see:

1. If AT&T lives up to the terms of the deal.

2. If anybody watches to see if AT&T lives up to the terms of the deal.

3. If there's any enforcement action when somebody (assuming somebody does watch) sees that AT&T is not living up to the terms of the deal.

4. Who gets the 2.5 GHz spectrum.

5. What the competitive telecommunications/Internet landscape looks like 3 years from now.


jack



Jack Unger wrote:

More comments...


http://www.savetheinternet.com/=wu

http://gigaom.com/2006/12/29/att-knows-when-to-fold-em/

http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=113531&WT.svl=news1_3

http://news.com.com/ATT+offers+more+for+BellSouth+deal+approval/2100-1036_3-6146271.html?tag=nefd.top http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/80579


jack



Jack Unger wrote:

Here's a "Beware the Fine Print" comment...


http://pulverblog.pulver.com/archives/006164.html


jack



Matt Liotta wrote:

http://www.fcc.gov/ATT_FINALMergerCommitments12-28.pdf





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