(RTTNews) – The Federal Communications Commission’s Chairman Julius Genachowski has Tuesday opposed the proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA from Germany’sDeutsche Telekom AG (DTEGY.PK) by telecommunications giant AT&T, Inc. (T). He has reportedly circulated a draft order to his fellow commissioners that seeks additional review of the deal by referring it to an administrative law judge, and requiring AT&T to prove the deal is in the public interest.

AT&T, the second largest wireless operator in the U.S., agreed in mid-March to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock deal then valued at about $39 billion. The deal, which is expected to add around 34 million customers to AT&T, will give Deutsche Telekom an 8 percent ownership interest in the AT&T.

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