By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 11-5-19
The FCC has issued the text of its decision approving the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint.
That came in the form of a Memorandum Opinion and Order, Declaratory Ruling, and Order of Proposed Modification. The FCC modified some build-out requirements on Dish spectrum as part of the spin-off of the merged company’s Boost Mobile prepaid operations to the satellite operator.
The FCC had already voted last month to approve the deal 3-2 along party lines, with the Republican majority finding that the merger “will help close the digital divide and advance United States leadership in 5G, the next generation of wireless connectivity.”
But the the vote was not official until the item was released, which is what happened Tuesday (Nov. 5). » Read More