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New Groups Show Support to Proposed T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

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It's been a few months since T-Mobile and Sprint announced their plans of merging together. But so far, the two companies have been awaiting the decision from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Department of Justice, and the other concerned regulators.

And while these government agencies continue to study the merger request, T-Mobile and Sprint have earned the support of some companies and groups. Just recently, the two gained the support of the National Taxpayers Union, the Lincoln Independent Business Association, the Olathe Chamber of Commerce, and the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce. These groups join other organizations that have already showed their support of the merger since the beginning.

The announcement of the new supporters comes a few weeks after various organizations filed their opposition to the proposed merger. These organizations include Altice, Windstream Services, C Spire, Frontier Communications, Dish Network, and the Communications Workers of America.

If the proposed merger gets an approval, the new T-Mobile company is expected to surpass Verizon by 2025 when it comes to the IoT sector. They are also expected to become the second biggest IoT service provider in the country. Currently, AT&T dominates the cellular IoT space, followed by Verizon.

With a merger of this magnitude, it's only logical why the governing agencies are taking all means necessary to make a favorable decision.



Source: FierceWireless   

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  1. Everyone wants Real Competition to usher in an era of better CDMA devices and lower Verizon bills.

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    1. cdma is dead . lte/gsm/5g is veerywhere else on the planet.

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  2. If it means Sprint is DEAD FOREVER. I'm ALL for it. lol

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    1. The key to America’s success lies in its unique toleration for “creative destruction,” the destabilizing force described by the economist Joseph Schumpeter in 1942. Creative destruction reallocates society’s resources from less productive pursuits to more productive ones—from 'spinning jennies' to factories, e.g., or from horse-and-buggies to motorcars. 400 years ago North America produced less than a single German state. Now it is the #1 world economy; 5% of the world's population produces 25% of its output (GDP).
      Sprint > New T-Mobile. It's the American Way to produce ever-greater success. As long as the government does not get in the way.

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  3. Should be mentioned that they are all pro big business and anti-consumer.

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    1. In general, "pro big business" means "pro consumer". The real bad actor here is government, which gets in the way of providing services the consumers need.

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  4. CWA is against it for several factors.
    1. less competition means higher cost for consumers; that is basic logic
    2. when mergers take place jobs are lost; that is basic also; suddenly the new firm has 2 of every department
    3. when any 1 firm has more power and is larger it affects many other suppliers in squeezing both suppliers and politicians to do their bidding and that is not always pro worker or consumers

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    1. CWA is against it for one reason, and one reason only: T-Mobile does not force workers to join the CWA. Eventually, the current Sprint workers who are forced to join the CWA now will be free to choose. CWA dues as a result will plummet, along with the riches and clout of the union bosses.

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  5. If you watch throttled media streams on mobile, you know that's not true. Big businesses love screwing consumers over.

    It's just that this big business used to provide seemingly unthrottled video when the others didn't, which makes them "our guy" just because the others are that much worse.

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  6. CWA only cares about the short term job losses that reduce their income from forced dues. Less money to lobby, donate their favorite politicians, and pay for lavish union trips and retreats.
    CWA doesn't care that New T-Mobile will create thousands of direct (and indirect) net new jobs by fielding 5G much faster after the merger. They certainly don't care about consumers or industry suppliers unless they belong to the union. That is not how unions think.

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    1. Exactly. The CWA is a campaign fundraising/lobbying fund extraction scheme that is doing a poor job of masquerading as a grassroots worker's organization.

      "CWA doesn't care that New T-Mobile will create thousands..."

      Exactly. The CWA considers it to be bad any time a telecommunications worker gets a good paying job, if the job doesn't include forced dues.

      "They certainly don't care about consumers or industry suppliers unless they belong to the union."

      Again, exactly. You understand. Any time a union gets a "victory", the consumers get a hit from higher prices and poor service.

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