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John Legere talks up New T-Mobile’s in-home broadband plans, says LTE home internet pilot coming soon

T-Mobile CEO John Legere has published a couple of blogs in recent weeks talking up the T-Mobile-Sprint merger and the benefits that he believes it will bring, and today Legere shared another blog. The T-Mobile CEO’s latest merger-focused blog post focuses on in-home broadband. Legere says that a core promise of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger is to bring competition and choice to the in-home broadband market, particularly when it comes to rural areas. Using its [read full article]

FCC and DOJ decisions on T-Mobile-Sprint merger reportedly at least another month away

T-Mobile and Sprint are awaiting the FCC and Department of Justice’s decision on whether or not their merger will be permitted, and according to a new report, the wait could take a bit longer. A decision on the T-Mobile-Sprint merger from the FCC and DOJ “won’t be made for at least another month or possibly longer”, according to Fox Business. It’s said that the DOJ is paying close attention to this horizontal merger and whether … [read full article]

House Democrats argue against T-Mobile-Sprint merger in letters to FCC and DoJ

The proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint is getting some more opposition. A group of Democrats are sending letters to the FCC and Department of Justice urging them to block the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is leading the effort that also includes 36 House Democrats, which The Hill says also includes Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA). The letters are being sent to Ajit Pai, FCC Chairman, and … [read full article]

T-Mobile confirms it’s spent $195,000 at Trump’s Washington D.C. hotel following Sprint merger announcement

Following the news last month that T-Mobile CEO John Legere and other T-Mo executives stayed at a hotel owned by President Trump following the announcement of their merger with Sprint, more details on the T-Mo execs’ stays have come out. T-Mobile has confirmed that it’s spent approximately $195,000 at Trump’s Washington D.C. hotel ever since the T-Mobile-Sprint merger was announced in April 2018. Anthony Russo, T-Mobile’s VP of federal legislative affairs, confirmed the info … [read full article]

John Legere pushes T-Mobile-Sprint merger by talking up its 5G capabilities

After giving us an update on the progress of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger last week, T-Mo CEO John Legere today published another blog post regarding the merger. The focus of Legere’s latest post is 5G and how the T-Mobile-Sprint merger will affect 5G availability in the U.S. The CEO says that if T-Mobile and Sprint merge, the combined New T-Mobile will have eight times more total network capacity than T-Mo and Sprint do today, with … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere gives update on merger progress, says approval still expected in first half of 2019

  A little more than one week after testifying in front of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, T-Mobile CEO John Legere today gave an update on the progress of the T-Mo-Sprint merger. Legere today shared a blog post detailing T-Mobile and Sprint’s recent meetings with government officials, saying that they’ve met with the FCC, DoJ, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, other federal and state level regulators, and some consumer groups. The T-Mo … [read full article]

T-Mobile-Sprint merger scrutinized during House hearing

Today T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure testified in front of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, but they weren’t the only ones testifying. The panel also included Chris Shelton, President of the Communications Workers of America, who opposed the merger and said that it would lead to higher prices for consumers and 30,000 fewer jobs. He called out T-Mobile’s acquisition of iWireless, saying that T-Mo closed all iWireless call … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint execs will talk up 5G, Huawei, and more in merger hearing

T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint chairman Marcelo Claure will both testify in front of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology tomorrow. Before they do, though, the text of their testimonies has been posted online. In his testimony, Legere claims that the T-Mobile-Sprint merger “ensures that America secures 5G leadership today and in the future.” Legere and Claure say that T-Mobile and Sprint’s spectrum portfolios compliment each other, with T-Mo posessing long range … [read full article]

Several Democratic senators urge FCC and DoJ to reject T-Mobile-Sprint merger

The opposition to the T-Mobile-Sprint merger grew today as several U.S. Senators sent letters to the FCC and Department of Justice to oppose the deal. A group of U.S. Senators led by Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today announced that they’ve signed letters to both the FCC and DoJ to explain their opposition to the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. The group includes Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tom Udall (D-NM), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Elizabeth … [read full article]

T-Mobile-Sprint merger gets approval from New York Public Service Commission

The T-Mobile-Sprint merger has earned another stamp of approval. The New York Public Service Commission this week said that it approves of the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, saying that the deal is in the public interest. “In evaluating the public interest relevant to this transaction, the Commission finds that, on balance, after evaluating the comments received and the risks associated with the proposed transaction the transaction will advance public interest and is approved, but … [read full article]