When was the last time the government tried to stop a mega-merger like ATT/T-Mobile?

US government files antitrust suit to block AT&T purchase of T-Mobile
[Via AppleInsider]

AT&T’s planned purchase of carrier T-Mobile hit a snag on Wednesday when the U.S. government filed an antitrust lawsuit to block the proposed deal, saying it would hurt competition in the American wireless industry.

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Usually these sorts of mergers are just rubber stamped. There must be a lot of distrust about ATT claims for this merger.

The fact that ATT claimed that the merger would help competition might have been part of that. I wonder how many jobs ATT is planning on terminating if the deal goes through?

I’m sure this will all be negotiated out. T-Moble wants to be bought so I expect this to work its way out to ATT’s benefit.