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Senators urge DOJ, FCC to reject T-Mobile & Sprint merger

Joe Mont | February 14, 2019

Expressing their staunch opposition to the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, a team of Senate Democrats have written to the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Communications Commission, urging them to reject the proposal.

T-Mobile and Sprint are in the midst of obtaining regulatory approvals needed for the former company’s $26.5 billion acquisition of the latter, a plan announced in April 2018. Collectively, the companies directly employ more than 80,000 people and serve more than 130 million customers.

On Feb. 13, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing to parse the deal, its...

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