Press Releases

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Recent press releases are below. You may download our media kit here.

  • Free Press Files Petition to Deny AT&T-DIRECTV Merger

    September 17, 2014
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Free Press filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission to deny AT&T's proposed merger with DIRECTV, stating that the deal harms the public interest.
  • Consumers Win: Sprint Drops T-Mobile Takeover Bid

    August 5, 2014
    WASHINGTON — According to press reports, Sprint is dropping its bid to acquire competitor T-Mobile, scuttling a long-rumored $32 billon deal that would have consolidated the country’s third- and fourth-largest mobile providers.
  • AT&T Finally Abandons Doomed Merger with T-Mobile

    December 19, 2011

    WASHINGTON -- On Monday, AT&T and T-Mobile reportedly abandoned their proposed $39 billion merger.

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

  • Free Press Statement on Court Decision to Stay AT&T/T-Mobile Case

    December 12, 2011

    WASHINGTON – On Monday, AT&T and the Department of Justice jointly requested to stay further court proceedings on the AT&T-T-Mobile merger, which was granted by the court.

    Free Press Research Director S. Derek Turner made the following statement:

  • Free Press: AT&T's Procedural Ploys Don’t Change Facts of T-Mobile Takeover

    December 9, 2011

    WASHINGTON – On Friday at a status hearing, the Department of Justice discussed the possibility of postponing its legal challenge against the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. The Department of Justice may seek to delay the trial until AT&T refiles its request for approval of the merger with the Federal Communications Commission.

  • Free Press: AT&T’s Whining Doesn’t Change the Facts

    December 1, 2011

    On Thursday, AT&T responded to the Federal Communications Commission’s staff report on the proposed T-Mobile takeover, calling the report unfair and one-sided.

  • Free Press Hails FCC Staff Report Blasting AT&T's T-Mobile Bid

    November 30, 2011

    WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission released a staff report regarding AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. Although the FCC acknowledged AT&T's last-minute withdrawal of its formal application seeking approval of the deal, it rightly decided to release the staff's findings on the tremendous harms of the transaction.

  • Free Press: Time to Pull the Plug on AT&T/T-Mobile

    November 26, 2011

    WASHINGTON -- According to reports Saturday, AT&T is preparing to offer to divest as much as 40 percent of T-Mobile in an effort to win approval for the merger from the Department of Justice. The reports follow AT&T's announcement last Wednesday that it filed a motion with the Federal Communications Commission to withdraw its merger application.

  • FCC Takes Next Step in Stopping AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

    November 22, 2011

    WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission announced the start of the process to reject the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. According to reports, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is circulating an order that would designate the merger for a hearing. The order effectively concludes that AT&T's bid to acquire T-Mobile is not in the public interest.

  • Free Press Action Fund Slams Republican Lawmakers for Parroting AT&T's False Job Claims

    September 20, 2011

    WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday Republican lawmakers sent a letter to President Obama touting the now-disproven claims that the AT&T/T-Mobile merger would create jobs.

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

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