AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile doesn’t benefit consumers, and it threatens the very foundation of what has made our industry so successful - consumer choice and competition.

Hu Meena, chairman of the Rural Cellular Association, lays out his opposition to the AT&T takeover of T-Mobile in an editorial in the Des Moines Register.

He argues that the first wave of innovation that occurred around the birth of web didn’t happen in a vacuum — it was result of good government policies.

Now, as we experience a second wave of innovation in mobile technology, we need those good policies once again. “Creating the next generation of handheld computer technology, and the wireless applications we rely on today, shouldn’t happen in a vacuum either”, he writes.

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