T-Mobile’s Sprint merger is opposed by 18 state attorneys general

In July, the Department of Justice authorised T-’s $26.5 billion bid to merge with — on the situation that it promote a few of its enterprise to Dish Network. And Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai endorsed the deal. But opposition from so many attorneys general might pose a reliable menace.

The state concern the would harm competitors, increase costs for cell service, lead to a lack of retail jobs and decrease wages for the workers who stay. “The between and Sprint would severely undermine competition in the telecommunications sector, which would hurt Pennsylvanian consumers by driving up prices, limiting coverage, and diminishing quality,” Shapiro mentioned in an announcement.

Aside from , the opposite states seeking to block the merger embrace New York, California, Texas, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon, Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Sprint declined to remark, and T-Mobile didn’t instantly reply to Engadget’s request for remark.

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