Sprint Wants W.Va. To Reject AT&T's T-Mobile Buy

Law360, New York (May 4, 2011, 8:50 PM EDT) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. on Monday urged West Virginia regulators to reject AT&T Inc.'s $39 billion proposal to buy T-Mobile USA Inc., saying the deal would drive up consumer prices and stifle innovation.

Sprint is attempting to intervene in AT&T's bid to get the West Virginia Public Service Commission's support for the merger, calling on the regulator to hold hearings. The merger would cut out a "vibrant" AT&T competitor in West Virginia, said Sprint, the nation's third largest wireless provider behind Verizon Communications Inc.

"The proposed transaction...
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