Federal regulators approved a merger between AT&T and Time Warner earlier this year, a deal that will benefit the industry and its customers. On deck for major telecommunication mergers are Sprint and T-Mobile, who want to consolidate as “New T-Mobile.”
The Federal Communications Commission recently paused the 180-day “shot clock” on its review of the proposed merger so that it can consider new submissions regarding the companies’ business, economic, and engineering modeling. If American consumers want higher quality cell service, they should cross their fingers for another federal stamp of approval.
As officials at the FCC and Department of Justice consider this merger, they should keep in mind a few important points.