State Attorneys General Sue to Block T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

A group of ten states is suing to block the proposed merger of
T-Mobile and Sprint. The action is led by New York State Attorney
General Letitia James and California Attorney General Xavier
Becerra. James outlined the crux of the states’ argument in a
tweet, saying “The merger would deprive customers of the benefits
of competition & drive up prices for cellphone services.”
Today’s action follows an investigation by the attorneys general,
which “found that many of the claimed benefits [of the proposed
merger] were unverifiable and could only be delivered years into
the future, if ever. By contrast, if the merger were to go through,
the combined company would immediately have the power and incentive
to raise prices.” “Additionally… the ten states are concerned
that further consolidation at the carrier level would lead to a
substantial loss of retail jobs.” The complaint was filed in United
States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Source: FS – Phones
State Attorneys General Sue to Block T-Mobile/Sprint Merger