WASHINGTON - MAY 26: (L-R) Chairman, CEO and president of AT&T Randall Stephenson, CEO of Deutsche Telekom AG Rene Obermann, President and CEO of the Rural Cellular Association Steven Berry, and ... more 
WASHINGTON - MAY 26: (L-R) Chairman, CEO and president of AT&T Randall Stephenson, CEO of Deutsche Telekom AG Rene Obermann, President and CEO of the Rural Cellular Association Steven Berry, and communications policy counsel at the Consumers Union Parul Desai testify during a hearing before the Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee that gathered to examine if the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile may affect wireless telecommunications competition, May 26, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The merger, if approved, would limit coverage options to just three national carriers: AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. Although such a merger proposes better coverage and fewer dropped calls, it may possibly suggest higher-priced plans and may lead to possible job eliminations. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) less 
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Thu, May 26, 2011 12:34 PM EDT