Congressional Shift Dooms Telecom Bill

Law360, New York (November 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- While the waves that swept many Republican House and Senate members out of office on Nov. 7 haven’t bogged down AT&T Inc.’s confidence with respect to its proposed merger with Bell South Corp., telecommunications bill H.R. 5252 will likely be scuttled by the recent shift in power.

“We look forward to expeditious approval, so we can begin delivering the benefits of our merger to consumers, to the economy and to the public interest,” an AT&T spokesperson said Monday. The AT&T spokesman went on to note that...
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