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.
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... (continues)
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!