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FCC Chief Glad Sprint Ditching T-Mobile Bid

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Aug 6, 2014, 8:49 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler today voiced his approval of Sprint's decision to halt its attempt to acquire T-Mobile. "Four national wireless providers is good for American consumers. Sprint now has an opportunity to focus their efforts on robust competition," said Wheeler in a statement. The FCC and Justice Department have long contended the U.S. market needs four national carriers. Had Sprint acquired or merged with T-Mobile, that number would have been reduced to three. Wheeler's statement sends a clear signal that the FCC likes things the way they are, with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless all competing with one another.

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Slammer

Aug 6, 2014, 11:09 AM

This Says It All.....

....."Wheeler's statement sends a clear signal that the FCC likes things the way they are, with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless all competing with one another."

I'm quite sure AT&T and VZW feel the same way.

John B.
I don't know what Wheeler's motivations are, but I at least agree with his statement. Where we may differ is that I think that, instead of trying to buy a competitor, Sprint needs to get its own house in order and actually provide a service that peop...
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Zpike

Aug 6, 2014, 10:47 AM

Bunch of hypocritical corporate schills

If that's really the way they feel, why don't they bust up Verizon and ATT. Then real competition would return to the marketplace.
Wouldn't that be GREAT! It is I would love to have them halve both Verizon & AT&T. Can you imagine how good the cell plans would be with 6 carriers that have to fiercely compete because they are all of similar size? AWESOME!
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