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An anonymous reader writes Last week, the Department of Justice filed an antitrust complaint to stop the merger between AT and T and T-Mobile USA. Now AT and T responded, arguing that the merger would benefit consumers by increasing competition and free up the spectrum. This means increased production, a better service, fewer dropped calls and reduced prices for consumers without the merger, they say. Meanwhile, House Republicans sent a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and Attorney General Eric Holder to request an explanation of ‘what went into the decision to challenge the merger and whether the agencies considered the impact on jobs and economic growth. A hearing is scheduled for September 21.