Published by Politico: By MARGARET HARDING MCGILL 05/20/2019 10:21 AM EDT Updated 05/20/2019 03:04 PM EDT
A Trump administration regulator on Monday moved to bless T-Mobile’s $26 billion merger with Sprint, a deal that critics say will reduce wireless competition and raise prices for consumers.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he would recommend approval of the transaction, based on a series of commitments the two companies made around rural broadband and 5G. That signals he likely has the FCC’s Republican majority lined up to give the green light. The Justice Department, which is conducting its own review, declined to comment. <<LEER MAS