This is great news for consumers and innovation.
AT&T really sucks. And if they eliminated their scrappiest and hungriest, lowest priced and most Android friendly competitor, it would be higher prices and slower smartphone innovation.
It’s true their network will be suckier without absorbing T-Mobile’s. But that doesn’t mean “network quality overall will be better”. Because the sooner AT&T and VZ kill their smaller competitors, the sooner they will start to make wireless suck as badly as copper, DSL, and all the other monopoly services.
So hooray for the resistance! The Obama Admin did the work but lots of folks like me were opposed. We did it!