Democratic Senators Urge FCC to Delay T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Vote, Seek Public Comment

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it would be charging ahead with a vote to formally approve the T-Mobile-Sprint merger; but Democratic senators are calling on the agency to reopen the issue for public comment before taking that vote. Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) penned a letter along with others like Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) asking the FCC to receive feedback from citizens and advocates on the $26 billion telecom merger one last time before approving it, citing concerns that the deal will only entrench telecom monopolies. “We have major antitrust concerns regarding the impact of the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger” “We have... Continue reading…

Lawmakers urge the FCC to seek public input on T-Mobile / Sprint merger

T-Mobile and Sprint found a powerful ally in FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who officially endorsed the merger after the DOJ's conditional approval in August. In fact, Pai asked the FCC's ...

Sat 17 Aug 19 from Engadget

Democrats plead with Pai to delay T-Mobile-Sprint vote

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it would be charging ahead with a vote to formally approve the T-Mobile-Sprint ...

Fri 16 Aug 19 from The Verge

Democrat wants FCC to open T-Mobile, Sprint settlement for comment

U.S. Representative David Cicilline urged Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday to give the public the chance to comment on a draft order that would grant agency approval ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Reuters Technology

FCC set to vote on Sprint/T-Mobile merger, though states' lawsuit still looms large - CNET

The merger is taking its next expected step, but the battle with 16 attorneys general still looms large.

Wed 14 Aug 19 from CNET

FCC chairman Ajit Pai endorses T-Mobile / Sprint merger

The proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile is inching ever closer to being complete, after the Department of Justice gave its conditional endorsement last month. Now, Federal Communications ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Engadget

FCC chair recommends approval of merger between T-Mobile and Sprint

FCC chairman Ajit Pai has formally recommended Wednesday approving the merger between wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint.       

Wed 14 Aug 19 from USA today

FCC chairman circulates order to approve Sprint, T-Mobile tie-up

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday circulated a draft order that would grant approval to the $26 billion tie-up of T-Mobile Us Incand Sprint Corp.

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Reuters Technology

Ajit Pai formally recommends T-Mobile/Sprint merger approval

Ajit Pai has long signaled that he would approve a T-Mobile/Sprint merger, but today the FCC Chairman made it official. In spite of widespread opposition suggesting that the combining of the ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from TechCrunch

Sixteen States Now Suing to Stop the T-Mobile and Sprint Merger

Oregon has joined several other states in a lawsuit to stop the planned T-Mobile merger with Sprint, adding strength to a movement to stop the shrinking telecom market from becoming even less ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from Gizmodo

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