Telecommunications Industry Association gives AT&T / T-Mobile merger a big thumbs up

The Telecommunications Industry Association claims amongst its ranks some of the biggest names in the tech space, including the likes of Apple, Intel, Microsoft and Nokia -- so when the organization talks, people tend to listen. This time out, the TIA is giving the nod to AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile, urging that the FCC seriously consider the positive impact it would "have on investment and innovation, expanding consumer access to mobile broadband and addressing the looming spectrum crisis in America."