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A Bloomberg piece this morning predicts a rocky road ahead for AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA. The story cites FCC chief economist Jonathan Baker’s concern that the deal might lead to increased prices for consumers, and it mentions the fact that T-Mobile USA has long tried to differentiate itself from the two largest U.S. carriers on price. And that piece comes on the heels of news that Consumers Union (which publishers Consumer Reports) is overtly lobbying federal regulators against the acquisition. I think the deal will go through, but this is going to be a long, painful process for AT&T.