The Competitive Enterprise Institute hereby (CEI) submits this reply comment regarding the applications by SBC Communications Inc. (SBC) and AT&T Corp. (AT&T) seeking FCC approval of the transfer of licenses held by AT&T to SBC.
CEI believes that it is in the public interest that the SBC-AT&T merger should be quickly approved without conditions.
 CEI is a non-profit public policy organization that works on a broad range of regulatory issues, including telecommunications and technology policy. CEI has a long history of promoting consumer welfare by analyzing alternatives to government regulation of the dynamic communications marketplace.
 In addition, there is another proposed merger the Commission must consider, that of Verizon and MCI (WC Docket No. 05-75). Though each merger has its own particular details and considerations, the thrust of these comments – that it is in the public interest that the SBC-AT&T merger should be quickly approved without conditions – applies equally to Verizon-MCI.