AT&T pay USD2 million to settle dispute

16 Jan 2009

AT&T will pay the Department of Justice more than USD2 million to settle allegations it violated the terms of its USD2.8 billion acquisition of Dobson Communications in 2007. To obtain approval for the deal AT&T were ordered to divest from two rural markets in Kentucky and one in Oklahoma, but although the company did this, customer information was retained and used to poach customers back from the divested businesses.

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