Lawyers For T-Mobile, Sprint Head To Court To Argue Over Merger

Kimberly Dole
December 09, 2019 - 8:31 am
United States Federal Court

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880 ) -- Lawyers for T-Mobile and Sprint are heading to a Manhattan courtroom on Monday to argue in favor of their $26.5 billion merger.

Fourteen attorneys general for 13 states and Washington, D.C. will argue that the wireless industry has already been squeezed down to four companies and shouldn't be consolidated further into three companies.

According to lawyers for T-Mobile and Sprint, cable companies such as Comcast and Charter are getting into the phone business, increasing the competition. 

The case, which is being heard at Manhattan Federal Court, is expected to last several weeks.