INCOMPAS Statement on State of Florida Support for the T-Mobile Sprint Merger
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 2, 2019) – Today the State of Florida announced its support for the Department of Justice’s plan on the proposed merger between wireless providers T-Mobile and Sprint, elevating DISH as a new entrant into the market.
In response, Chip Pickering, CEO of INCOMPAS released the following statement:
“Florida’s support and endorsement for the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, with the elevation of DISH as a fourth national wireless provider, is good news for competition and consumers.
“I commend the State of Florida and its well-respected antitrust team for taking the time to review the details of the merger. The commitments made by the parties will bring consumers more choice and competition. T Mobile, Sprint and DISH have a long history of consumer-friendly competitive innovation and will be critical players in our nation’s deployment agenda and the race to 5G.”
INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, is the leading trade group advocating for competition policy across all networks. INCOMPAS represents Internet, streaming, communications and technology companies large and small, advocating for laws and policies that promote competition, innovation and economic development. Learn more at www.incompas.org or follow us on Twitter: @INCOMPAS @ChipPickering