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In new Tunney Act comments filed today with the DoJ Antitrust Division, CWA assessed the Department’s proposed Final Judgment on the T-Mobile/Sprint merger and the announced divestiture deal with DISH.
The Federal Communications Commission today announced that Sprint fraudulently received tens of millions of dollars in federal subsidies by falsely claiming it provided Lifeline service to 885,000 inactive subscribers.
Deutsche Telekom’s twenty-member supervisory board is charged with supervising the management of DT, including its subsidiaries.
Washington, DC — The news that the FCC has scheduled a December 4th filing date for comments responding to a new economic argument detailed by T-Mobile may be a bad sign for the merger prospects, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) said today.

Washington, DC — While some observers have been speculating about rising odds that the government will approve the proposed T-Mobile and Sprint merger, several of the leading analysts in the telecom sector aren't buying the hype. After reviewing the range of filings and arguments to the FCC, Craig Moffett of MoffettNathanson and Blair Levin of New Street Research are more skeptical - each putting the odds at 50/50 or below. See relevant analyses below:

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) today submitted new comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger. The new filing assesses the companies' insufficient responses to CWA's initial comments to the FCC and finds that T-Mobile and Sprint have failed to show that there would be verifiable, merger-related public interest benefits that would outweigh the substantial harm the deal would cause to working people and consumers.

In its motion, CWA District 9 cites the merger’s potential negative effects on its 57,000 members in California, both as workers and consumers.

T-Mobile has hired former CenturyLink executive Sunit Patel to help oversee its proposed merger with Sprint – another disturbing indication that the merger would result in the layoffs of thousands of current employees from the two companies.
In comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expressing opposition to the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint as currently structured, CWA’s substantive filing and analysis finds that the merger will result in the loss of more than 28,000 jobs. (Note: Updated analysis shows that the merger is likely to result in the loss of 30,000 jobs.)