AT&T, T-Mobile US merger opposed on anti-trust grounds

The United States Department of Justice has filed its opposition to the AT&T - T-Mobile US merger on anti-trust grounds.

AT&T’s elimination of T-Mobile as an independent low- priced rival would remove a significant competitive force from the market

AT&T was pursuing the merger in an attempt to get T-Mobile's AWS spectrum to use for a bigger, better LTE 4G roll out.

(Probably smart that T-Mobile wasn't waiting on AT&T to get iPhone 5.)

This story is still developing and we'll update with more information as it comes in.

[Bloomberg, thanks Jack!]

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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.