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Commissioner Rosenworcel on T-Mobile - MetroPCS Transaction

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Released: March 12, 2013
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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.

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

Email: david.goldman@fcc.gov

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.”

– FCC –

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