Commissioner Rosenworcel on T-Mobile - MetroPCS Transaction
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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:March 12, 2013
David Goldman (202) 418-2400
STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER JESSICA ROSENWORCEL
ON T-MOBILE – METROPCS TRANSACTION“I am hopeful that the wireless license transfer approved today will result in a stronger fourth
nationwide wireless carrier and will bring more competition to the market. By allowing these two
market disrupters to join forces and harmonize their spectrum holdings, today’s action should
ultimately lead to more choices and lower prices for consumers.
“Nonetheless, I have expressed to the parties my concern that as they move ahead, American
workers do not get left behind. Major job losses are not in the public interest. The companies have
pledged to me that they have no plans to close any domestic call centers, to move them offshore, to
close any retail stores, or to reduce retail positions as a result of this deal. They have also assured
me that they plan to increase the overall number of workers they employ in the United States.
“I expect that the company will keep its word—and live up to these promises.”
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