Let ‘Em Merge! Why Regulators Should Approve T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

This article was originally published on September 28, 2018, in Investor’s Business Daily

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.

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Kyle Burgess is the co-founder of two social enterprises and has worked in strategy, communications, and program management for a decade. Kyle received her Master’s degree in International Relations & Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from American University.

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