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T-Mobile signs diversity agreement with coalition of civil rights groups as part of Sprint merger

There was some big news for T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger this week, as the FCC voted to formally approve the deal. That’s not the only bit of news to come out regarding the deal, though, as T-Mobile has also struck an agreement with a coalition of civil rights groups. With this agreement, T-Mobile has pledged to expand on its existing diversity initiatives following the closing of its proposed merger with Sprint. The organizations that are part … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger gets approval from the FCC

Two months after FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recommended that T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger be approved, that’s precisely what has happened. The FCC has voted to formally approve the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. There’s no official announcement of this news quite yet, but an FCC official has confirmed to The Verge that the agency has voted to give the merger the green light. We learned earlier this month that T-Mo and Sprint’s deal had reportedly gotten majority FCC … [read full article]

Group of economists come out against DOJ’s T-Mobile-Sprint merger agreement

When the Department of Justice announced its approval of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger earlier this year, it actually filed a complaint to block the deal and at the same time filed a settlement with the agreements it made with T-Mobile and Dish for the merger approval. That settlement must be approved by a federal court which must determine if it’s in the public interest, and a group of economists are submitting a filing in which they … [read full article]

Mississippi announces support for T-Mobile-Sprint merger after reaching new agreement

Mississippi was one of the first states involved in the lawsuit from a group of state attorney generals who want to block T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, but today, Mississippi has flipped sides. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has now come out in support of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. He announced today that he’s struck an agreement with T-Mobile that will bring benefits specifically for the state of Mississippi. Hood says that before the new agreement, the merger … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger reportedly gets majority FCC support with third ‘yes’ vote

  T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger has reportedly gotten enough votes from FCC commissioners to get majority support from the agency. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr has voted “yes” for the T-Mobile-Sprint deal, say sources speaking to Bloomberg, joining Commissioner Mike O’Rielly and Chairman Ajit Pai. The other two commissioners, Jessica Rosenworcel and Geoffrey Starks, haven’t cast a vote and are calling for a delay. Now that the merger has gotten majority support from the FCC commissioners, agency action … [read full article]

Florida is the latest state to come out in support of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

Another state attorney general has gotten on board with T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has announced her support of the T-Mobile-Sprint deal. State AG Moody joins 10 other states in support of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, including Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Louisiana, and Florida. As part of the deal, T-Mobile and Sprint have made several commitments specific to Florida if their merger is allowed to be completed. They include … [read full article]

T-Mobile reportedly slows deployment of new cell sites, payments to contractors

We heard last month that T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger was reportedly causing T-Mo to pause its purchase orders on new builds and 5G upgrades, and now more info on how the delay in the merger’s completion is affecting tower companies that are working with T-Mobile. Tower companies such as American Tower, SBA Communications, Crown Castle, and others say that T-Mobile’s deployment of new cell sites has slowed quite a bit lately. According to research firm Wells … [read full article]

FCC commissioner says T-Mobile-Sprint merger must be paused due to Lifeline investigation

Sprint has come under fire this week for an issue related to Lifeline subsidies, and it could have an effect on the carrier’s merger with T-Mobile. The FCC has learned that Sprint claimed monthly subsidies for 885,000 Lifeline subscribers, but those subscribers weren’t actually using the Lifeline service. This resulted in Sprint receiving tens of millions of dollars for customers who weren’t actually using any of Sprint’s service. “It’s outrageous that a company would claim millions … [read full article]

Pennsylvania is the 18th state to join the lawsuit against T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

Another state has joined the lawsuit that aims to block T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger. Pennsylvania is the 18th state to come out against the T-Mobile-Sprint deal. Here’s what Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro had to say about the merger: “All Pennsylvanians deserve access to affordable, reliable wireless service, and as Attorney General, I am committed to protecting that access. The merger between T-Mobile and Sprint would severely undermine competition in the telecommunications sector, which would hurt … [read full article]

Arkansas is the next state to support the T-Mobile-Sprint merger

After one state attorney general came out against T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger last week, another state AG is coming out in support of the deal this week. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced her support of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. She’s the eighth state AG to get behind the merger, joining Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Utah. “Arkansas stands to benefit from the T-Mobile merger with Sprint which will increase competition, especially … [read full article]