Competition

I just read the summary of AT&T’s response to Sprint’s lawsuit trying to block the T-Mobile takeover.  I’m no fan of T-Mobile’s, Sprint’s, or AT&T’s, but this line really sticks out for me from AT&T: “[T]his simply demonstrates what we’ve said all along — Sprint is more interested in protecting itself than it is in promoting competition that benefits consumers.”

Seriously?  I’m not sure how the logic works that says that taking out a competitor actually increases competition that benefits consumers.  Giving me less choice apparently increases competition now.