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Federal Communications Commission Seeks Review of AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Contact: Nancy Lu
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nlu@allcommunitymedia.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION SEEKS REVIEW OF
AT&T/T-MOBILE MERGER

McLean, VA, November 23, 2011) – The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) commends the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for its order to hold a hearing on the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski made the move after commission staff concluded that the proposed transaction would harm consumers, and result in a loss of jobs and an overly concentrated wireless phone industry.

“We want to thank the FCC for taking this step to protect the citizens of this country.  AT&T’s ongoing discriminatory treatment toward non-commercial public, educational and governmental cable channels has informed us of their business practices and lack of concern for local communities,” said Sylvia Strobel, Executive Director of the Alliance for Community Media.

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About the Alliance for Community Media:  Founded in 1979, the Alliance for Community Media is a national, non-profit membership organization committed to ensuring access to electronic media for all people.  The Alliance for Community Media carries forth its mission by educating, advocating and acting as a resource for the more than 3,000 Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) cable channels nationwide. For more information, visit ACM’s new website at www.allcommunitymedia.org.

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