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$26.5B Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Wins Final Regulatory Approval

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Peggy Lowe
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KCUR 89.3
The Sprint store in the newly renovated headquarters building on the Sprint campus in Overland Park.

In a 3-2 decision divided on party lines, the Federal Communications Commission has formally approved the merger between Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc.

Although the FCC has telegraphed its approval of the Sprint and T-Mobile merger, that doesn't mean there isn't dissent within the agency.

FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks was one of two Democrats to cast a dissenting vote Wednesday, according to Law360.

Earlier Wednesday, Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel formally voted to block the union and warned of price surges and job loss if Sprint and T-Mobile combine in an op-ed in The Atlantic.

Read the rest of the story in the Kansas City Business Journal.

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