Sprint-T-Mobile merger will be ‘boon to the economy,’ pave way for 5G in the U.S.

Feb. 12, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning today in a letter urged the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology to support to the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile calling it a “boon to the economy” ahead of a Feb. 13 hearing on the merger.

Manning recognized the importance of increased competition in the United States for the delivery of the Internet of Things, noting that a combined Sprint-T-Mobile will increase competition as their combined spectrum bandwidth will allow them to compete against Verizon and AT&T in the 5G market, rapidly increasing the implementation of the Internet of Things nationwide, including in traditionally underserved rural areas.

In the letter Manning wrote, “T-Mobile and Sprint together is a part of how the U.S. is going to lead the world into the 5G future, making the Internet of Things, smart cities, driverless vehicles and robots all possible by combining each company’s spectrum assets. 5G is an area where more competition is urgently needed, and together T-Mobile and Sprint will help the U.S. realize its 5G potential — and all that it means for the future.”

Attachments:

Letter to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, Feb. 12, 2019 at https://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/HouseCommerceLetter-Sprint-T-Mobile-2-12-19.pdf

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