FMC Welcomes AT&T Decision to Drop T-Mobile Merger
The following statement can be attributed to Casey Rae-Hunter, Deputy Director of Future of Music Coalition.
“Since AT&T first announced its intent to acquire T-Mobile, Future of Music Coalition has steadily raised concerns about what the mega-merger would mean for the creative community — particularly musicians who increasingly rely on affordable access to mobile broadband platforms to reach audiences and advance their careers.
“We are honored to have worked closely with many in the music community, including the genre-busting Los Angeles band Ozomatli, to demonstrate why the merger would be bad for creators. Likewise, we commend the tireless efforts of many of our peers in the public interest space for bringing the unadulterated facts of this deal to the attention of policymakers and regulators. The outcome shows the how a small but dedicated community of consumer and artist advocates can achieve positive results for Americans from all walks of life. We couldn’t ask for a better Christmas present.”