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Fight heats up over T-Mobile's $26 billion deal with Sprint

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Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint executive chairman Marcelo Claure will be pitching their companies' $26 billion merger before Congress this week, hoping to ease lawmaker's concerns about wireless competition while pushing the tie-up as a key part of the nation's 5G quest.

Why it matters: It's a key test for a deal that would reduce the number of major national wireless carriers from four to three.

Judges press FCC for answers on net neutrality repeal

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in profile
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

A trio of federal judges questioned elements of the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of its own net neutrality rules during a Friday hearing.

Why it matters: It's a key moment in a contentious battle over the future of the repeal, which got rid of a ban on internet service providers blocking the delivery of content, slowing it down or creating fast lanes.

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