Hi all,

We will see how this plays out...this is really all for show as the FCC doesn't report directly to Congress nor does Congress get to vote on the merger. Please see the link for the rest of the article....

Take care,


Wireless CEOs go to Washington, D.C.

Wireless CEOs go to Washington, D.C. | Signal Strength - CNET News

by Marguerite Reardon, May 6, 2011 9:39 AM PDT
Next week, CEOs from some of the nation's largest wireless companies will be testifying on Capitol Hill for and against the proposed $39 billion megamerger between AT&T and T-Mobile USA.

On Wednesday, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm will argue in favor of the merger in front of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing titled "The AT&T/T-Mobile Merger: Is Humpty Dumpty Being Put Back Together Again?"

Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse and regional carrier Cellular South CEO Hu Mena will be there to testify against the merger. These executives will likely tell lawmakers that if regulators approve the merger it will harm competition in the market, giving consumers fewer choices. And ultimately, they'll say, it will raise prices and hurt innovation in the market.

Consumer advocates are also expected to testify in the hearing that was called by Herb Kohl (D-Wis.). Other hearings are expected to follow.