Kansas Attorney General Steve Six is trying to stop the takeover of Alltell Corporation by Verizon Wireless.
Six filed suit Thursday with the U.S. Department of Justice and Attorneys General from six other states to stop the acquisition. Six says it would substantially decrease competition of wireless services in western Kansas. He says that could bring higher prices, lower quality, and reduce network investments.
Verizon is the second largest wireless service provider in the U.S. Alltel is fifth.