Rick Perry reiterates support for AT&T/T-Mobile merger

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 Perry wrote a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in May urging the agency to approve the deal. He said the merger would be a boon for the Texas economy and would improve broadband access in rural areas.

"The future rests in wireless broadband, and the federal government's swift approval of the merger between AT&T and T-Mobile would send a strong signal to employers, consumers and states that our federal government is serious about meeting the communication and technology needs of Texans and all Americans," Perry wrote.

The FCC is still conducting its review. The Justice Department filed suit on Wednesday, arguing the deal would illegally reduce competition in the wireless market.