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Justice Dept. Wants FCC to Defer Sprint-Softbank Review

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Jan 29, 2013, 4:18 PM

Here you have it....

"The review is likely aimed at ensuring that Softbank continues to work with U.S. law enforcement to create wiretaps when there is a court order, said James Lewis, a cybersecurity expert with the Center for Strategic and International Affairs." - Reuters

Softbank will obtain Sprint, Sprint will obtain Clearwire, AT&T and Verizon will be pooping bricks....
LOL well said. Its only a matter of time. I love how the industry right now is split into two groups greedy companies with expensive service for less and more flexible companies with economical service options for less. I wonder who is going to win th...

Jan 29, 2013, 1:54 PM

AT&T is worried

While I believe the Softbank majority purchase will ultimately go through, this shows the political influence of a wireless business in Washington.
AT&T will do what ever it takes to slow, block, interfere with the growth of a competitor. They know this will significantly harm their business due to the enhanced, formidable competition.
A big plus for consumers however.
And you think its just AT&T? I would include the other 2 major carriers in this.

Jan 29, 2013, 3:49 PM

Has D.C. forgotten about T-mobile?

The have no stance using a foreign company owning lots of spectrum. T-mobile USA is 100% own by their Germany parent company, but Sprint would only be 70% own by Softbank. If they block this based of foreign ownership then they better be ready to break T-mobile up.
Unfortunately it doesnt work that way, their main concern is "National Security" ... »

He pretty much answered some of the concerns. ;)
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