The FCC has formally approved the T-Mobile Sprint merger, with conditions. With the Department of Justice having previously approved the merger, the only remaining hurdle is the lawsuit brought by several states attorneys general that aims to block the merger.
According to a press release, the FCC determined that the merger “will help close the digital divide and advance United States leadership in 5G.”
T-Mobile Sprint Merger Conditions The conditions imposed by the FCC relate to wireless network deployment commitments. The merger partners have committed to deploying 5G service to cover 97% of the U.S. population within three years and 99% within six years.
The partners also said that within six years, 90% of the overall population and two thirds of the rural population would have access to mobile service supporting speeds of at least 100 Mbps. Within the same time frame, 99% of the overall population and 90% of the rural population would have access to speeds of at least 50 Mbps.
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