Free Press Statement on T-Mobile/MetroPCS Deal

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Jenn Ettinger, 202-265-1490 ext. 35

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS announced an agreement to combine T-Mobile and MetroPCS. Free Press is reviewing the details of the deal.

Free Press Policy Director Matt Wood made the following statement:

"Wireless consumers have long suffered in an uncompetitive market. We need stronger competitors to push back against the AT&T-Verizon juggernaut, ones that will force these carriers to compete on price and service quality. But consolidation at the bottom between a regional prepaid carrier and the last-place national carrier is not going to fix all of the problems in our wireless market. The FCC is going to have to formulate bold public policies to bring consumers the relief they need."

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