AT&T pushes back expected closing date of T-Mobile dealAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Ever since AT&T announced its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile back in March of this year, it's been saying that it expects the deal to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2012. Today AT&T pushed its expected closing date back a few months, though, explaining in a regulatory filing that it believes the deal will be complete by the end of the first half of next year.
This news comes hot on the heels of both C Spire Wireless and Sprint getting the go-ahead on their lawsuits against AT&T and its buyout of T-Mobile. Both of those suits, combined with the one brought against AT&T by the U.S. Department of Justice, have likely played a part in AT&T pushing back the acquisition's expected completion date. Where do you all stand on the AT&T-Mobile deal? Do you think it'll get approved or will it eventually be shot down?