While DOJ remains sceptical, FCC supports T-Mobile-Sprint merger
For a year now, T-Mobile and Sprint are trying to get regulators their merger. With new tweets, it seems like FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioner Brendan Carr is lending support to both the parties for the merger. However, the Department of Justice is still considering blocking the merger as the department’s antitrust investigators are not satisfied with the concessions proposed by both the companies.
According to Ajit Pai, the merger will help the companies build a better 5G network across the United States, especially the rural areas.
In light of the significant commitments made by @TMobile and @Sprint as well as the facts in the record to date, I believe that this transaction is in the public interest and intend to recommend to my colleagues that the @FCC approve it. My full statement: https://t.co/GPQFoPnSC8
— Ajit Pai (@AjitPaiFCC) May 20, 2019
After a year long review, I announced today that I support the combination of T-Mobile & Sprint.
The record that’s developed is clear: it will enable Americans across the country to see more competition and an accelerated buildout of fast, 5G service, including in rural America. pic.twitter.com/wY4SJ5R5nk
— Brendan Carr (@BrendanCarrFCC) May 20, 2019