FCC questions AT&T on T-Mo claims

The Federal Communications Commission has joined those questioning Ma Bell about its stated benefits of its purchase of T-Mobile. The agency on Thursday sent AT&T a letter inquiring about the number of jobs AT&T said would be created by the merger.

The letter notes that AT&T hasn’t responded yet to an FCC question about how exactly the combination of the two companies would create more jobs, stating, “Our review of the information currently in our record suggest that AT&T’s responses on this issue remains incomplete. Indeed, AT&T to date has produced almost nothing in response to Question 36.” It appears that the FCC is getting behind the Department of Justice, the attorneys general of several states and a variety of consumer groups that have doubts about the deal. So far, AT&T is still fighting.