AT&T late yesterday filed a document in response to the FCC’s
request for more information on job creation as a result of the company’s
takeover of T-Mobile.
The following is attributed to Gigi B.
Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:
“Once again, AT&T is hiding important
information behind the veil of secrecy.
The company is spending millions of dollars on TV ads claiming that its
takeover of T-Mobile will create 96,000 jobs, but it can’t be bothered to tell
the public how those jobs will be created.
“Instead, it continues to file more
information under confidentiality restrictions that do nothing to answer the
question how AT&T will reverse its trend of cutting 10,000 jobs per year if
the takeover goes through.
Public Knowledge has previously asked the
FCC to lift AT&T’s veil of secrecy. That Oct. 4 letter is here.