Is anyone else bothered by all the advertising AT&T is doing about how much better AT&T service will be after anti-trust clearance of its acquisition of T-Mobile? AT&T has a "Focus: Houston" web-page that advertises all the upgrades AT&T has made to cell-service in the Houston area. On the right-had side is a link to an interactive map of 4G/LTE service in Texas with, and without T-Mobile.
All that advertising makes two things clear:
- the relative quality of AT&T's existing service; and
- anti-trust law & policy is less about law & policy, and more about politics and lobbying!
It's not your father's anti-trust--or even the anti-trust I studied in law school. As The Byrds, interpreting Bob Dylan's My Back Pages sang:
Ah, but I was so much older then
I'm younger than that now
I suppose it was always about putting your own spin on it. The Road Not Taken (Frost), and all that.