T-Mobile-Sprint Deal Critics 'Ignore Benefits,' DOJ Says

Law360 (November 7, 2019, 7:34 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice assailed critics of its deal clearing T-Mobile’s purchase of Sprint on Wednesday, telling a D.C. federal judge reviewing the settlement that adequate safeguards exist to ensure the combination doesn’t harm consumers.

Divesting Sprint’s prepaid mobile business, along with some spectrum holdings, to Dish will help ensure the satellite TV provider is up to the task of becoming a new fourth nationwide wireless provider, the DOJ maintained, arguing that the threat of billions of dollars in financial penalties for missing network buildout deadlines stands as sufficient incentive.

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