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FCC Chairman circulating draft order to approve Sprint/T-Mobile US merger

August 15, 2019


The Department of Justice recently gave Sprint and T-Mobile US approval for a long-pending $26 billion merger with extensive concessions. And now Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has circulated a draft order that approves the deal signifying his formal approval. The major remaining issue are lawsuits challenging the merger brought by 16 state attorneys general.

Sprint and T-Mobile US leaders are reportedly discussing potential settlement terms and previously said they wouldn’t finalize the merger until the lawsuits are resolved.

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