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Link to report PDFs below… Washington, D.C. – According to a new Communications Workers of America report, Disrupting Rural Wireless, T-Mobile’s 2018 acquisition of regional carrier Iowa Wireless (“iWireless”) harmed customers, workers, and small business owners, especially in rural parts of Iowa. Ahead of scheduled Capitol Hill hearings this week on the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, the iWireless story Read more…

According to a story in Ars Technica (link below), Five US Senators warned that the T-Mobile US/Sprint merger could hurt consumers and urged the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the deal.  The letter was sent by Sens. Edward Markey (MA), Amy Klobuchar (MN), Tom Udall (NM), Tammy Baldwin (WI), and Richard Blumenthal (CT). They also Read more…

Per an article in FierceWireless (link below), While T-Mobile’s proposed merger with Sprint is currently going nowhere due to the nation’s longest government shutdown, other issues are coming up that could complicate what previously appeared to be a likely positive outcome for the companies. An investigation by The Washington Post found that high-ranking T-Mobile executives stayed at Read more…

In a statement to attendees, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) confirmed that its annual summit of the industry will face some effects of the U.S. government shutdown. Because of the shutdown, a number of government officials who were scheduled to speak and be involved with different panel discussions at CES 2019 have informed the association they’ve had Read more…

According to an article in theverge.com (link below), the FCC has wound down most of its operations. Should its lapsed funding not be restored, the commission says “all FCC activities will cease” as of mid-day Thursday, January 3rd, “other than those immediately necessary for the protection of life or property, performing other excepted activities, or those funded Read more…

NWIDA, the National Wireless Independent Dealer Association, and WiBOC, The Wireless Business Owners Consortium, has announced they will be hosting an Executive Briefing during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January in Las Vegas. Titled Details & Decisions: What Does the Future Have in Store for Boost / Sprint Dealers?  the briefing will be held on Wednesday, January Read more…

According to an article in bestmvno.com (link below), Selectel is apparently moving their customers to Selectel. According to Joe Paonessa, the author, he was contacted by a person whose husband is a subscriber to Expo Mobile.  Her husband started receiving text messages from the company asking him to call Selectel.  When he did, he was informed that Read more…

According to an article in androidcentral.com (link below), The Sprint/T-Mobile merger is apparently getting closer to approval. AndroidCentral quotes a report from Reuters, saying the merger could be approved by the U.S. government as soon as next week. However, as with most things, there is a catch. If T-Mobile wants the deal to go through, its parent company Read more…

According to a report in bizjournals.com (link below) T-Mobile’s acquisition of MetroPCS provides a roadmap for the company’s planned Sprint takeover. CFO Braxton Carter (left) provided details on the wireless company’s strategy, if its Sprint bid is approved. “The playbook that we did with Metro, it wasn’t combining two networks. It was shutting one network down and extracting some assets Read more…

T-Mobile is hiring a team to help decide the fate of retail stores, post merger, according to a report in BizJournals, (link below.) Sprint and T-Mobile likely have thousands of redundant retail stores across the country, some in the same building. T-Mobile is building out a retail real estate team that could decide the fate of those stores, including Read more…

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