Telecom Inquiry Reflects DOJ's New Antitrust Stance

Law360, New York (July 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As reports surface that the U.S. Department of Justice is looking into whether telecommunications companies are inappropriately wielding their market power, evidence is mounting that the agency's antitrust regulators are wasting no time putting their stated aim of ramping up U.S. antitrust enforcement into action.

The Antitrust Division has started an initial look at whether large telecom companies such as AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. are violating antitrust laws, the Wall Street Journal reported last week, citing unnamed sources familiar with the early-stage probe....
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