As we approach Thursday's House Judiciary Committee hearing on the acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T, I have been reflecting on what we heard during and after last week’s Senate hearing on this topic and am wondering what the House will consider when it is inquiring about the proposed transaction. Here are some questions I would ask:
− How can we most quickly address changing wireless customer demands?
− How competitive is the wireless market?
− Do you think Deutsche Telekom sees a possible future in America considering that Deutsche Telekom has said they are no longer investing in their U.S. business?
− Is there a historical precedent in the U.S. wireless industry that prices increase following mergers?
− What will happen to T-Mobile customers and employees with and without the merger?