FCC Welcomes DISH Acquisition of Boost Mobile





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After DISH announced that it had completed the acquisition of Boost Mobile, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai made a statement saying he “welcomed the announcement by T-Mobile and DISH Network that the divestiture of Boost Mobile to DISH has been completed.”

The acquisition was a condition of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger in April this year. The merger was planned to ensure that there would still be a fourth major player in wireless, to compete with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile.

“I’m pleased to see that T-Mobile has met one of its most important merger commitments,” said Chairman Pai. “Today’s action is a key step towards promoting vigorous competition in the wireless marketplace, particularly for price-conscious consumers in our nation’s cities.”

“I also welcome DISH’s entry into the mobile industry,” Pai continued. “With this divestiture and its existing spectrum resources, DISH has the potential to make a big impact on a wireless marketplace that is transitioning to 5G, the next generation of wireless connectivity. Of course, while this divestiture is good news, the Commission remains committed to ensuring that T-Mobile and DISH comply in the coming months and years with all of the conditions imposed by the FCC in this proceeding.”

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