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DOJ Working on Sprint/T-Mobile Despite Shutdown

The review of the Sprint/T-Mobile transaction by the Department of Justice is proceeding, despite the partial U.S. government shutdown, a person close to the matter told CTFN.featured

California PUC Begins to Look at Sprint/T-Mobile

Corrected:  The California Public Utilities Commission recently heard testimony that California will have little influence over the Sprint/T-Mobile merger since the leading wireless carriers have national networksfeatured

Advocacy Groups and State AGs to Voice Objections to Sprint/T-Mobile Merger

As expected, a number of advocacy groups will file petitions on August 27 with the Federal Communications Commission asking the agency to deny the Sprint/T-Mobile merger. In addition, CTFN has learnedfeatured

A Sprint/T-Mobile Tie-Up Faces High Regulatory Hurdles

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen – Following months of speculation, T-Mobile and Sprint appear set to announce a deal to unite, with a statement potentially coming as soon asfeatured

Windstream Values Fiber at Up to $1 Billion, Divestment in Works

Windstream Holdings values its fiber assets between $750 million and $1 billion, said CEO Tony Thomas in response to questions from reporters and analysts on the sidelines of the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference. During the conference, Thomas saidfeatured

FCC May Relax 5G Screen

Telecom advocacy group Public Knowledge is concerned that the Federal Communications Commission will relax or eliminate the millimeter wave spectrum screen described in thefeatured

Sources Skeptical of Globalstar’s Sale Prospects

Despite a bidding war for Straight Path which drove the acquisition premium to 400% as Verizon and AT&T vied for the target’s 5G spectrum, several industry sources doubted that Globalstar’sfeatured

FCC Decision on Verizons Nextlink and Straight Path License Transfers May Be Simultaneous

The Federal Communications Commission’s decision on whether to approve, deny, or impose conditions on Verizon’s acquisition of XO’s Nextlink spectrum licenses may occur at the samefeatured

FCC May Require Verizon to Divest Some Straight Path Spectrum

The Federal Communications Commission may require Verizon to divest some 5G spectrum it will acquire in its $3.1 billion deal for Straight Path Communications, twofeatured

Verizon Watching Time Warner/AT&T Before Deciding on Deals, Bankers Say

Verizon is watching AT&T as it goes through the regulatory process for its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner before reaching conclusions about its own big ticket M&A, saidfeatured


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