Color of Change is back, bigger and better than ever. I love their new website. It’s bolder and blacker.
Too bad their position on AT&T’s purchase of T-Mobile USA is not.
Color of Change argues that allowing T-Mobile USA to disappear from the wireless landscape will create a duopoly comprised of AT&T and Verizon. This new alliance between telecom’s version of the Dark Lords of the Sith would mean reduced access to wireless broadband by black folks and make an already weak wireless net neutrality policy even weaker.
I’m not surprised that Color of Change continues to fail public policy 101 by failing to show any correlation between this proposed acquisition and net neutrality.
Also, antitrust law does not guarantee that all companies must survive in a competitive environment. Why should the FCC practice invasive policy to save one wireless company whose very own parent, Deutsche Telekom, is practically giving up for dead.
Also, all this whining over whether there will be a duopoly left after the acquisition closes shows Color of Change’s disregard for American, free market economics.
First of all, there is currently an oligopoly in the American wireless market and there will be an oligopoly in the American wireless market after the transaction closes.
Second, if T-Mobile is such a value player in the wireless market, a new entrant will fill the vacuum left by T-Mobile’s exit.
Oh, oh. I forgot. Because of the onerous net neutrality policy supported by Color of Change, it means one more regulatory barrier to hurdle before a new competitor can start serving T-Mobile’s customers. Thanks a lot, Color of Change.
If Color of Change is really concerned about serving the consumer needs of our people, it would encourage a regulatory environment that supports market disruption followed by market entry.