April 20, 2018 / 8:01 PM / 5 months ago

DOJ said to investigate AT&T, Verizon over wireless collusion claim - NYT

April 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has opened an antitrust probe into potential coordination by AT&T, Verizon and a telecommunications standards organization to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing six people with knowledge of the inquiry.

The investigation was opened about five months ago after at least one device maker and one wireless carrier filed formal complaints with the Justice Department, the report said here

DOJ declined to comment on the report Verizon and AT&T could not be immediately reached for comments.

Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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