Federal Communications Commission
ACTING CHAIRWOMAN MIGNON CLYBURN
Applications of SOFTBANK CORP., Starburst II, Inc., Sprint Nextel Corporation, and Clearwire
Corporation For Consent to Transfer Control of Licenses and Authorizations,
IB Docket No. 12-
343, Petitions for Reconsideration of Applications of Clearwire Corporation for Pro Forma
Transfer of Control,
ULS File Nos. 0005480932, et al.
Today is a good day for all Americans who use mobile broadband services. After thorough
review, the Commission has found that the proposed Softbank-Sprint-Clearwire transactions would serve
the public interest. The increased investment in Sprint's and Clearwire's networks is likely to accelerate
deployment of mobile broadband services and enhance competition in the mobile marketplace, promoting
customer choice, innovation and lower prices. In addition, the order finds that the indirect foreign
ownership of Sprint complies with Section 310 of the Communications Act. I am pleased that the
Commission was able to act in a timely manner, voting to adopt an order within two weeks of the parties
providing the Commission notice of the revised terms of their transactions.