After Mississippi and Colorado agreed to the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, the state attorneys of Texas and Nevada have also loosely stated that they have reached an agreement with T-Mobile and will no longer oppose the merger of the two companies.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that in the agreement, T-Mobile agreed that it would not increase the cost of wireless access for Texas people within 5 years after the merger, and that 5G networks would be established throughout Texas, including in remote areas.
Texas joined the anti-T-Mobile, Sprint merger camp organized by New York and California in August. He said the initial objections were to protect Texas people from high prices and to ensure that residents of both urban and rural areas have access to good services.
Paxton pointed out that he has an obligation to protect consumers, and the agreement with T-Mobile has ensured that the cost of using wireless networks by Texas people will not increase, and that they will also get high-quality 5G networks and contribute to Texas' economic development.
Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford said the agreement with T-Mobile includes ensuring that 5G services in Nevada will reach 83% of rural areas within 6 years and that it will be available to 94% of the population. In addition, the mobile charging plan for 6 years is $ 15 for 2GB data and $ 25 for 5GB data, and the data usage will be revised within four years.
Sprint director Marcelo. Marcelo Claure also tweeted that Nevada prosecutors issued a statement on Monday saying that they have gone further than creating a new T-Mobile and will bring great benefits to consumers everywhere.
However, even if Texas and Nevada no longer oppose, the two companies are still facing pressure from 14 states including New York, California, and Connecticut.
New York State Attorney General Letitia James believes that the agreement proposed by T-Mobile does not address anti-competitive concerns, and the merger of two large carriers will reduce competition in the entire mobile market, which is bad for consumers, workers, and innovation. The state attorney general will sue.
According to the "CNET" report, the anti-T-Mobile and Sprint merger cases led by New York and California will enter the trial process on December 9.