Dish asks FCC to put SoftBank/Sprint deal review on hold

Sprint was just in the news for announcing the light up of 28 more LTE cities, and now it is back, with thanks to Dish. Dish has filed with the FCC asking it to put the review of the buyout of Sprint by SoftBank on hold. Dish is making the claim that the buyout would be harmful to competition by giving the new duo an unfair advantage. It also warns of the Sprint buyout of Clearwire, which Dish has counter offered at a better price. Clearwire has said that it will talk to Dish about the proposed offer. Sprint already owns around half of Clearwire through other deals, so this would in theory just be giving the 3rd largest US carrier complete control. This should be interesting to watch, so check back and see how big yellow is doing.

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Via: Engadget, Bloomberg, FCC

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