Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on Protecting Consumers and Competition

February 13, 2019

ITIF has openly supported the proposed transaction since its announcement with the belief that the merger advances innovative wireless broadband services, offers significant benefits that will ultimately flow to consumers, and presents few concerns in terms of competition. The merger offers significant scale and operational efficiencies that will help accelerate the transition to next generation networks, intensify competition, and bring numerous benefits that flow throughout the economy. A future in which T-Mobile and Sprint are combined is far better future than one in which the two attempt to continue on separate paths.