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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2011
McKenna statement on end of AT&T/T-Mobile merger proposal

SEATTLE – Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna issued the following statement today regarding AT&T’s abandonment of its efforts to acquire T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom:

“This merger would have violated laws written to maintain the benefits of real competition, including reasonable prices and quality service. Now that the merger has been abandoned, Washington state consumers will continue to choose from several mobile communications providers, including T-Mobile, which has a major presence in our backyard.”

On Sept. 16, Washington state, six other states and Puerto Rico joined the Department of Justice lawsuit seeking to block a merger between AT&T and T-Mobile.

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Contacts:
Janelle Guthrie, Director of Communications, (360) 586-0725

 

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