Four rural wireless carriers petitioned the FCC to deny the applications of T-Mobile and Sprint, seeking to transfer FCC authorizations needed to effectuate their proposed merger. Petitioners provided numerous reasons why the merger would not serve the public interest, including the reduction in competitors, increased market concentration, and aggregation of spectrum well in excess of the FCC’s spectrum screen. Petitioners also explained the importance of bi-lateral roaming and spectrum divestitures to preserving competition in rural America. A copy of the petition is here.
LLGS Contact: David LaFuria