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T-Mobile asks FCC to block Verizon spectrum deal

 |  February 22, 2012

T-Mobile has asked the Federal Communications Commission to block Verizon’s proposed acquisition of spectrum from cable companies Comcast, Time Warner, Bright House, and Cox. Verizon is the United States’ leading cell phone company; T-Mobile is fourth. The $3.9 billion deal would give Verizon “excessive concentration” of the wireless spectrum, according to T-Mobile’s filing.

MetroPCS Communications and Sprint Nextel have also called for greater scrutiny of the planned acquisition.

Source: Associated Press via Washington Post


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