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Herb Kohl, a Wisconsin Democrat, says merger would mean higher prices and fewer choices. Kohl's view is "inconsistent with antitrust law, is shared by few others and ignores the many positive benefits and numerous supporters of the transaction," AT&T says.
The communications company is adding 58 additional cell tower sites, upgrading others with new technology in order to deliver mobile broadband services as competition for faster offerings intensifies.
A chart from Verizon Wireless tracks the growth in wireless speeds over the past decade and compares its technology to other "4G" rivals.
The buyer will separately have to buy a Subscriber Identity Module, or SIM card, from a carrier to activate the phone. Apart from AT&T, the only national U.S. carrier that's compatible with the phone is T-Mobile USA, and it can provide only phone calls and low data speeds.
AT&T and T-Mobile executives say the combination will speed up Internet service and result in fewer dropped calls, a necessary improvement as video and handheld tablet computers increase wireless traffic.
Close to oblivion in 1997, Apple is now the world's second-most valuable company, after Exxon Mobil Corp. Apple's ascendancy has produced many losers and a few winners, as underscored over the past two weeks.
The Remote Mobility Zone offerings are designed to provide communications in 30 minutes or less.
"AT&T faces network spectrum and capacity constraints more severe than those of any other wireless provider, and this merger provides by far the surest, fastest, and most efficient solution to that challenge," AT&T tells FCC.