Governement Officials Tout benefits of AT&T Merger

House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith made pitch urging federal regulators to see the benefits of the AT&T/T-mobile merger. He joins a growing list of supporters touting the benefits of the merger to groups that are directly involved in making the decision.   He also make statements question how the opponents looked at the deal  and did not see the benefits. Smith cited specific reasons as to why the opponents should see this merger as beneficial:

Smith, whose committee reviewed the transaction, wrote to federal regulators on Monday, asking them to keep in mind benefits of the deal including improved cell service, more efficient use of spectrum, and expansion of advance wireless broadband services to 97 percent of Americans.”

It will interesting to see if his opponents take a second look at the facts that he raised. You can read the full story here