Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has recently announced that his office would drop its lawsuit opposing the merger between telecommunications giants T-Mobile and Sprint.
Texas has dropped its lawsuit as part of a settlement with the proposed New T-Mobile. In the settlement, New T-Mobile committed to providing 5G wireless broadband coverage to areas where most Texans live and across most rural parts of the state over the next three years. Texans who work for Sprint and T-Mobile should expect substantially similar employment once the merger closes.
In a statement Paxton said: “Our objectives in joining the initial lawsuit were to protect Texans from unnecessary price hikes and to ensure that Texans living in both urban and rural areas will not get stuck with substandard service as the market for wireless telecommunication services evolves to adopt new standards of technology with the power to transform the Texas economy. This agreement achieves those objectives.”
Last month, Colorado settled out with the company after it agreed to new conditions, and after the Justice Department permitted the deal to go through, states like Nebraska and Ohio dropped has did the same.