DOJ Concerned About T-Mobile's Planned Network Shutdown

By Matthew Perlman (August 9, 2021, 6:13 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has sent letters to T-Mobile and Dish raising concerns that the planned shutdown of a legacy T-Mobile network could leave the mobile phone customers Dish acquired from Sprint without service.

Dish included a copy of the letter Monday in its quarterly filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, saying it arrived after the company asked the DOJ to intervene when T-Mobile moved up the planned shutdown of its legacy 3G network from July 2023 to January next year.

A settlement agreement reached in 2019 allowed T-Mobile to move ahead with its planned purchase of Sprint...

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