Obama FCC Pick Scrutinized Over AT&T, T-Mobile Comments

Law360, New York (June 18, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT) -- The former telecommunications lobbyist tapped to head the Federal Communications Commission told a U.S. Senate panel Tuesday that he would emphasize a precise and responsible review of mergers if Congress approved him, responding to controversy over his past suggestions that the doomed AT&T Inc.-T-Mobile USA Inc. merger should not have failed.

Members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee peppered the president's nominee, Tom Wheeler, with questions about his prospective approach, and sharply scrutinized previous suggestions that regulators could have taken a different tack on AT&T’s proposed...
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