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WSJ Urges Regulators to Approve T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

We at CFIF have steadfastly highlighted the consumer benefits of the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger, and cautioned the federal government against any pointless and destructive objection to the deal.  In today's Wall Street Journal, its editorial board encourages the Department of Justice (DOJ) to move forward on the deal:

The Justice Department lost its lawsuit to block AT&T's purchase of Time Warner.  Yet now the antitrust cops are holding up T-Mobile's merger with Sprint even though it could give AT&T more competition in wireless.  What gives?

A year ago, T-Mobile announced plans to acquire Sprint for $26 billion in stock, yet the merger is still stuck in government antitrust purgatory.  The Federal Communications Commission keeps pausing its 180-day shot clock on the merger…[more]

April 22, 2019 • 04:07 pm

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Wednesday, May 23 2018

ALEXANDRIA, VA  This morning, Comcast announced that it is considering and preparing an offer for certain assets of 21st Century Fox.  In response, Jeffrey Mazzella, President of the Center for Individual Freedom, issued the following statement: 

"Today's announcement is yet more evidence that free markets work.  Instead of currying regulatory favor, bidders must be allowed to compete openly and fairly, and 21st Century Fox's board of directors must act in the best interests of its shareholders. 

"Despite the empty arguments we may hear from anti-market extremists for whom more government intervention is the answer to every question, the undeniable truth is that the film and television businesses have never been more competitive, dynamic or creatively rich.  Consumers have more choices than ever before and consumers, not government bureaucrats, are empowered to pick winners and losers with their viewing choices.  In such a competitive environment, there's no credible argument for why a proposed merger like this one shouldn't be approved."   

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