We Support the Attorneys General’s Lawsuit to Stop T-Mobile/Sprint
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai just circulated an order to rush approval of the T-Mobile/Sprint merger.1 This follows on the heels of the Justice Department’s decision to approve the deal last month.
Remember: If the T-Mobile/Sprint merger goes through, it would leave the United States with only three viable nationwide wireless-service providers. This would crush competition, raise prices and eliminate thousands of jobs across the country.
To make matters worse, this merger would disproportionately harm low-income people and communities of color, who rely on competition between T-Mobile and Sprint to keep access affordable.2
But it’s not a done deal yet.
Attorneys general in 15 states and the District of Columbia have launched a lawsuit that could block this merger once and for all. They are the only thing standing between us and this disastrous deal. And T-Mobile, Sprint and Trump’s Justice Department are doing all they can to get them to back down.
Sign our petition of support and we’ll send it to the attorneys general from across the country who are fighting to stop this merger.
Here’s who's taking part in the lawsuit to stop the T-Mobile/Sprint merger:
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.
1. “FCC Chairman Pai Circulates Order in Rush to Gain Approval of the Harmful T-Mobile/Sprint Merger,” Free Press, Aug. 14, 2019: https://www.freepress.net/news/press-releases/fcc-chairman-pai-circulates-order-rush-gain-approval-harmful-t-mobilesprint
2. "Department of Justice Signs off on T-Mobile’s Sprint Takeover, But the Harmful Merger Is Far from a Done Deal," Free Press, July 26, 2019: https://www.freepress.net/news/press-releases/department-justice-signs-t-mobiles-sprint-takeover-harmful-merger-far-done-deal