Regulators Urged To Examine T-Mobile-Sprint’s Impact On Broadband

Digital News Daily reports…

Senate Democrats are urging regulators to scrutinize whether T-Mobile’s proposed $26 billion acquisition of Sprint will harm consumers, including ones who primarily connect to the internet through their phones.

“We urge you to closely review this transaction to ensure that it does not threaten to harm consumers or competition in the wireless market,” Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) and others write in a letter to the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission.

The lawmakers’ letter comes one week after T-Mobile and Sprint said they had agreed to merge, leaving the country with three major wireless carriers. Klobuchar and the other lawmakers — Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Tina Smith (D-Minnesota), Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts), Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) — say the deal raises concerns.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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