Sprint and T-Mobile Merger gets Recommended Approval by FCC Chairman


T-Mobile and Sprint Merger is getting a green signal from the head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai after making some fresh round of promises. The country’s third and fourth biggest carriers both made a new commitment to the U.S. government’s wireless regulator that they would guarantee almost complete access to high-speed internet and home broadband services in the country.

In the made commitment, both of these companies mentioned deploying 5G service that covers 97 percent of the US population within three years of an approved merger, and over 99 percent in six years. In addition to this, they also mentioned that About 90 percent of Americans would have mobile internet at speeds of “at least” 100Mbps, while 99 percent would have speeds of 50Mbps or more.

All of these promises were quite impactful to the regulatory authorities, however, the promise which impacted the most is the Rural Broadband service. The carriers promise to provide the 5G network in rural areas that would cover 85 percent of rural Americans in three years and 90 percent in six years. Also, they mentioned that about two-thirds of the rural residents will get mid-band 5G connectivity. Not only this but also the companies made commitments to launch in-home internet access.

All of these solid promises were carried enough to bring the attention of the FCC chairman, Ajit Pai and he founds these promises enough to make the merger “in the public interest,” and said he would recommend that FCC Commissioners approve the deal. He said it’s a rare chance to accelerate to the implementation of 5G network in rural areas.

However, one must have to wait for the approval of this merger from the FCC. As of now, Pai is the only presenting his fellow officials with a draft order in the “coming weeks,” however, it might get more approval from other fellows in the authority in the coming weeks.

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