‘These maps are bogus’: U.S. lawmakers tear into telecom execs over spotty rural coverage

The CEO of T-Mobile and executive chairman of Sprint are set to be heard in front of House lawmakers tomorrow about their proposed merger, but newly released testimony is already giving a glimpse into how the companies will make their case. In one word: China. In prepared remarks, T-Mobile CEO John Legere ties the proposed merger to “American innovation and national security,” and specifically argues that the merger will be necessary to make the United States a leader on next-generation 5G network technology. “The stakes are high — nothing less than preserving our edge in innovation and maintaining our security,” he plans to say. The CEO plans to say that the US is “falling behind” China on 5G, which he says “has taken a global lead in... Continue reading…

‘These maps are bogus’: U.S. lawmakers tear into telecom execs over spotty rural coverage

Members of Congress are complaining directly to wireless carrier leaders.

Thu 14 Feb 19 from The Washington Post

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Wed 13 Feb 19 from The Washington Post

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Thu 14 Feb 19 from The Verge

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Wed 13 Feb 19 from Engadget

T-Mobile, Sprint executives face skeptical House panel

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Wed 13 Feb 19 from Reuters Technology

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Lawmakers want to know if T-Mobile and Sprint can make good on their promises for faster 5G deployment, rural broadband coverage, thousands of new jobs and lower prices.

Wed 13 Feb 19 from CNET

T-Mobile’s merger pitch to Congress is about China beating America on 5G

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Tue 12 Feb 19 from The Verge

Senate Democrats urge regulators to put kibosh on T-Mobile-Sprint merger - CNET

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Tue 12 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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