Dish reportedly in talks to buy Boost; $6 billion deal could allow T-Mobile to merge with Sprint

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This week could be a very pivotal one for the $26.5 billion T-Mobile-Sprint merger. With FCC approval in the bag, the Department of Justice will reportedly sign off on the transaction this week. The DOJ has been against the deal since the beginning, fearing that by reducing the number of major carriers in the states to three from four, prices will end up negatively impacting consumers. We’ve often disagreed with that reasoning, pointing out that a combined T-Mobile-Sprint could apply more competitive pressure to Verizon and AT&T than the pair currently faces. But we digress.
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