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WASHINGTON  On Friday, AT&T announced its intention to acquire Leap Wireless — the nation's sixth-largest wireless provider, with 5 million subscribers.

Free Press President and CEO Craig Aaron made the following statement:

“After its failed attempt to merge with T-Mobile, AT&T is back again, this time trying to gobble up another competitor in Leap. This is a smaller deal, but AT&T is sure to make the same false claims it tried with T-Mobile about how fewer competitors will be good for wireless customers. But this takeover would result in fewer choices, higher prices and job losses. We urge the Justice Department and the FCC to reject AT&T's latest attempt to swallow a competitor."

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