Sprint Files Ex Parte Letter with FCC Over AT&T/T-Mobile
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Sprint starting to get on my nerves
Is Sprint starting to irritate anyone else in regards to this, or is it just me?
Not me. I commend Sprint for this move. Yes, I am a Sprint supporter. However, I more support a large entity to help voice my opinion of blocking the merge.
So if AT&T says yes to Net Neutrality