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AT&T agrees to drop bid for T-Mobile

December 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

AT&T Inc. is bowing out of its $39 billion bid to buy smaller wireless provider T-Mobile USA after the U.S. government tried to block the deal over concerns it would raise prices, reduce innovation and give customers fewer choices. Continue Reading

Dead deal? AT&T withdraws T-Mobile purchase from FCC review

November 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The end might be near for AT&T Inc.’s proposed $39-billion purchase of T-Mobile USA Inc.
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Robert Carlson and Doug Sombke, Bismarck, column: Let’s bring wireless broadband to farms

October 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The duties of a farmer or rancher don’t often take place inside buildings. They take place out on the land.
Wireless broadband gives farmers and ranchers the chance to remotely monitor conditions of fields and pastures or control valves and gates. Continue Reading

Justice Department announces decision to block AT&T-T-Mobile merger

August 31, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is blocking AT&T’s $39 billion deal to buy T-Mobile USA, saying the acquisition of the No. 4 wireless carrier in the country by No. 2 AT&T would reduce competition and raise prices. Continue Reading

AT&T merger with T-Mobile blocked

August 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Justice Department is blocking AT&T’s $39 billion deal to buy T-Mobile USA, saying the acquisition of the No. 4 wireless carrier in the country by No. 2 AT&T would reduce competition and raise prices. Continue Reading

What AT&T-T-Mobile deal could mean for customers

March 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

AT&T Inc. has agreed to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion, but the deal isn’t set to close until a year from now, and it will likely face tough regulatory scrutiny. Here’s what a completed deal could mean for customers. Continue Reading

What AT&T-T-Mobile deal could mean for customers

March 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

AT&T Inc. has agreed to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion, but the deal isn’t set to close until a year from now, and it will likely face tough regulatory scrutiny. Here’s what a completed deal could mean for customers. Continue Reading

What AT&T-T-Mobile deal could mean for customers

March 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

AT&T Inc. has agreed to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion, but the deal isn’t set to close until a year from now, and it will likely face tough regulatory scrutiny. Here’s what a completed deal could mean for customers. Continue Reading

AT&T deal would require T-Mobile subscribers to replace 3G phones

March 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

AT&T Inc. said today that if its deal to buy T-Mobile USA goes through, T-Mobile subscribers with “3G” phones will need to replace those to keep their wireless broadband service working. But there will be plenty of time to do that.
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AT&T to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion

March 20, 2011 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK — AT&T Inc., the country’s second-largest wireless carrier in the United States, on Sunday said it will buy T-Mobile USA, the fourth-largest, from Deutsche Telekom AG in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $39 billion.
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