Public Knowledge Applauds Cellular South Suit Against Takeover

September 19, 2011 ,

The following is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:

“Cellular South has just shattered the myth that AT&T’s takeover of T-Mobile will be good for rural America.  This company, which does business in many rural areas in the South, today filed its own suit to stop the takeover.

“Their complaint demonstrates how customers in rural areas would be put at an even more severe disadvantage should the deal go through, through higher roaming rates, less access to devices and an overall incentive and ability to exclude competitors.”

Cellular South provides service in most of Mississippi, and some portions of Tennessee, Alabama, the Florida panhandle.  A copy of the complaint is here.