Groups stoke opposition to merger of T-Mobile and Sprint

T-Mobile and Sprint's chief executives testify at a wooden table
T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Outside lobbying groups and competitors are ramping up their attacks on T-Mobile's proposed merger with Sprint.

The big picture: Wednesday marked a key deadline for comments at the Federal Communications Commission about the merger, which would bring the number of major U.S. wireless carriers from four to three.

Verizon exec: Home 5G helps set the table for mobile

A Verizon store
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Verizon’s top engineer said the company sees its new 5G home broadband service as a way to introduce customers to the next generation of wireless technology.

What they’re saying: “Many places may only have one [broadband] provider,” Nicki Palmer, Verizon’s chief network officer, said on an episode of C-Span’s The Communicators filmed this week. “And we think this is a way with no trenching, no disruption to the home, where we can provide a very competitive product using this technology.”

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