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T-Mobile reportedly pausing contracts for 5G network buildout as it waits for Sprint merger to close

T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger is facing a lawsuit from 16 state attorneys general who want to block the deal, and so it’s unclear when or if the merger might close. Now a report says that that lawsuit is affecting T-Mobile in another way. T-Mobile is reportedly pausing its purchase orders for new builds and 5G upgrades until 2020. A T-Mo construction manager has told Wireless Estimator that the decision is a result of the aforementioned … [read full article]

Louisiana comes out in support of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

After two state attorneys general joined the lawsuit to block T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger this month, there’s now a state AG coming out in support of the deal. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has joined the U.S. Department of Justice and five other states in the legal efforts to support the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. “Louisiana citizens living in rural communities deserve meaningful competition and reliable service,” Landry said. “I strongly support the proposed settlement and merger as … [read full article]

Several Democrats urge FCC to seek additional public comment on T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Days after FCC Chairman Ajit Pai formally recommended that the T-Mobile-Sprint merger be approved, some members of the U.S. government are urging the FCC to allow for a period of public comment before voting on the deal. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and a group of other Democratic senators today sent a letter to FCC Chairman Pai, saying that the FCC should issue a public notice and seek public comment on the proposed merger. Along with … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint rumored to have started early settlement talks with state AGs

As more states join the lawsuit to block T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, the two carriers have reportedly started settlement talks with the state attorneys general. A new rumor says that T-Mobile and Sprint have started investigating a possible settlement with the state AGs involved in the lawsuit, and it’s said that ideas are being tossed around both internally and with the AGs. Fox Business claims that these negotiations are just beginning and that the two sides are … [read full article]

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai formally recommends approval for T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

The opposition to T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger grew this week as Oregon joined a lawsuit to block the deal, but today there’s some good news for T-Mo and Sprint. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today formally recommended that the T-Mobile-Sprint merger be approved. Pai has submitted a draft order to the other FCC commissioners who will vote on whether or not to approve it. “After one of the most exhaustive merger reviews in Commission history, the … [read full article]

Oregon is the latest state to join lawsuit to block the T-Mobile, Sprint merger

Another state attorney general has joined the lawsuit to block the T-Mobile and Sprint merger. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is the 16th attorney general to join the lawsuit. “It’s important that Oregon join other states in opposing the Sprint-T-Mobile merger,” said Rosenblum. “If left unchallenged, the current plan will result in reduced access to affordable wireless service in Oregon — and higher prices. Neither is acceptable.” The lawsuit also includes attorneys general from California, Colorado, … [read full article]

Texas joining states’ lawsuit to block the T-Mobile-Sprint merger

The states’ lawsuit to block T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger gained another member today. Texas state attorney general Ken Paxton has announced that he is joining the group of states that have sued to block the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. Paxton is the 15th state attorney general to get involved in the lawsuit, joining AGs from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington D.C. Here’s what Paxton had to say … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Sprint argue over state AGs’ lawsuit financing as EFF comes out against merger

Last week was big for T-Mobile and Sprint, as their merger got approval from the Department of Justice. There’s still another big hurdle for the deal to clear before it can close, though: a lawsuit from several state attorneys general. T-Mobile this week asked a judge to force the suing state AGs to share communications related to their lawsuit and reveal who’s financing it. This hints that T-Mo and Sprint could try to fight the lawsuit … [read full article]

Justice Department officially approves T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

There’s been a lot of back and forth lately about whether the Justice Department would approve the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, but today we finally got a decision. Today the Justice Department officially announced that it is approving T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger following an agreement between T-Mo, Sprint, and Dish Network. This agreement is meant to position Dish as the fourth competitive U.S. carrier, taking Sprint’s place. As part of the agreement, Dish will purchase all … [read full article]

Justice Department reportedly trying to get state AGs to support T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

We recently heard rumors say that the Justice Department could announce its approval of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger mid-week, but now it looks like it’s not going to happen. A new report has shed some light on why that announcement may not have come yet. The Justice Department is in talks with some of the state attorneys general who filed a lawsuit to block T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Justice Department … [read full article]