Tuesday, March 07, 2006

BST-att: the argument

Mercury news breaks down the arguments:
  • "If approved, this merger will lead to higher local, long-distance and cell phone prices for consumers across the country,'' said Gene Kimmelman, of Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports.
  • "But AT&T says it's facing competition from all sides.
  • The company competes with cable companies like Comcast over customers for television and broadband services.
  • AT&T's Cingular Wireless competes with Verizon Wireless, Sprint-Nextel and T-Mobile.
  • And new technologies that allow consumers to make phone calls over the Internet leave AT&T battling with upstarts like eBay's Skype software and services like Vonage."

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