T-Mobile-Sprint merger supported by several pro-business organizations : Meanwhile, more business organizations are supporting the merger. In a filing made with the FCC, the National Taxpayers Union said that it’s own analysis shows that taxpayers and consumers would benefit greatly from the merger. The deal would eliminate inefficiencies among both carriers and give the New T-Mobile the ability to cut prices and compete in the industry. Other organizations expressing their support of the merger by writing to the FCC include Lincoln Independent Business Association, the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and the Olathe Chamber of Commerce.
In what could be bad news for T-Mobile and Sprint, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is expanding the scope of its review. According to Steve Blum, president at market analysis firm Tellus Venture Associations, the investigation conducted by the CPUC “won’t be limited to a few specific and largely technical issues as T-Mobile and Sprint had hoped.”