Surprised no-one has caught this one yet. Various sources (NPR, USA Today, BGR, etc.) are reporting that the FCC has joined along with the Dept. of Justice in stating that the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger would be against the best interests of the public, and request a full administrative hearing with all three commissioners. Unfortunately, this hearing will not begin until after the lawsuit between the DoJ and AT&T/T-Mobile concludes, in which trial starts in February. This is a rather big blow to the proposed $39 billion merger, which the only separation of concentration each company has is Omaha, Nebraska, where T-Mobile doesn't operate its network. Where this puts the merger now remains to be seen.