FCC votes to approve T-Mobile and Sprint proposed merger
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has finally made its decision on the pending T-Mobile and Sprint merger.
According to sources, the government agency has voted to approve the merger between the two carriers.
As revealed by the source, the decision to approve the merger was made by Republican Commissioners Michael O’Reilly and Brendan Carr, along with the Chairman, Ajit Pai’s vote. The decision was opposed by Democrats Jessica Rosenworcel and Geoffrey Starks. Pai’s decision to approve the merger does not come as a surprise since he expressed his support for the merger back in May.
Now that the FCC has voted to approve the merger, both T-Mobile and Sprint only have one hurdle to overcome-- the pending lawsuit filed by state attorneys general. So far, they have already gained the approval of the FCC and the U.S. Justice Department. But with the pending lawsuit filed against them, the two carriers promised not to make the merger official until the suit is settled.