AT&T/T-Mobile merger hurts poor

Like in Monopoly, AT&T is trying to buy the best real estate on the block. If the FCC and Justice allow this merger of telecom giants to happen, it will be consumers – particularly lower income and minority wireless users – who won’t be able to pass “Go” or collect $200.

Center for Media Justice’s Malkia Cyril on how an AT&T – T-Mobile deal would disproportionately affect low-income people and communities of color.

As this bad deal makes clear, cell phones — and Internet access on smartphones — are lifelines for millions. Making it harder to access high-speed mobile networks means leaving huge numbers of people behind.


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