FCC Approves T-Mobile and Sprint Merger on 3-2 Vote

Ruben Fields
October 17, 2019

The Federal Communications Commission approved the $26.5 billion combination of Sprint and T-Mobile on a 3-2 party-line vote.

T-Mobile and Sprint still face a multi-state lawsuit brought by attorney generals seeking to block the merger.

Republicans are mostly pro-deal as they hope the T-Mobile Sprint union could kick in a faster 5G network rollout.

Sprint and T-Mobile did not respond to CRN's request for comment on the approval before publication time. A strongly worded piece in The Atlantic from one of the voting Democratic Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel attests to this. In the pharmaceutical business, it prompted a bunch of medication organizations raising the costs of lifesaving drugs.

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"The rush to judgment here is exemplified by the fact that it was only in response to questions from my office that the draft was amended at the last minute to explicitly preserve liability for these and any other potential violations", Starks said in a statement today. There's no reason to think this time will be different.

But, at this point, there appears to be only one last hurdle for the merger. Republican official Carr said something regarding Twitter, however, saying the merger will make "a more grounded third contender" and guarantee that "99% of Americans will get 5G on a quickened premise". The New T-Mobile will be required to sell a handful of assets and cell infrastructure to Dish Network, which will fill Sprint's vacancy and become the fourth major carrier in the U.S. John Legere (R), CEO and President of T-Mobile US, and Marcelo Claure, Executive Chairman of Sprint, testify about the T-Mobile and Sprint merger during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, February 13, 2019.

Dish's arrangement calls for covering 70% of the United States populace by June 2023, which would leave 100 million Americans without the choice of a fourth bearer. The DOJ is accepting short- and medium-term competitive harms and justifying them "based on an exceedingly optimistic view of possible benefits in the longer term", they wrote.

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