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T-Mobile takeover of Sprint clears FCC

Wednesday 16 October 2019 | 17:06 CET | News
Update: 17 October 2019 | 11:04 CET
T-Mobile US' takeover of Sprint has cleared the FCC, after the last two commissioners voted on the deal. Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Geoffrey Starks, both Democrat appointees, voted against the merger of the third- and fourth-largest mobile operators in the US. However, the deal went ahead after the three Republican commissioners gave their backing. 

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[17/10/2019 11:04 - Update: Adds Starks vote.]


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Companies: FCC / Sprint / T-Mobile US
Countries: United States
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