NEW YORK ( The Deal) -- In the face of fierce opposition from public interest groups, AT&T's (T - Get Report) planned $4 billion acquisition of prepaid mobile phone carrier Leap Wireless International (LEAP) could hinge on whether the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice judge the deal based on their traditional models for gauging a telecom deal's effect on competition or whether they break from more established practice and view the deal's impact on national or niche markets.
The Deal: Leap Wireless Review Hangs on Feds' Approach
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