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The residual effects of AT&T/T-Mobile

Former Georgia congressman Buddy Darden and former Georgia state senator Chuck Clay co-authored an article for The Cherokee Tribune that makes an important point about the stimulative effect of the acquisition: job growth.

While opponents have been focusing on possible layoffs, they have completely ignored the ripple effects that the acquisition will have in the human resources market. Opponents forget that job growth doesn’t begin and end with the two immediate parties to an acquisition.

Given the increasing demand for mobile broadband access services, there will be the residual effect of entrepreneurship, an important basis for job creation.

App developers and other contractors, as well as supply chain startups will benefit from the deployment of mobile facilities, given them a larger platform upon which to introduce new products and services.

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