Texas joins states' lawsuit to block T-Mobile-Sprint deal
By TALI ARBEL
AP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Texas is joining more than a dozen states suing to stop T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, arguing that the deal is bad for consumers because it would reduce competition.
It's the first Republican attorney general of the group, which now consists of 14 states and the District of Columbia.
California, New York and now Texas are leading the states' case. The states are not satisfied with the Justice Department's approval of the deal last week.
The federal government's conditions would make satellite-TV company Dish a new U.S. wireless provider. Critics worry that because Dish would still be a weaker competitor than Sprint currently is, the deal would still lead to higher prices and fewer consumer perks.
T-Mobile says it won't finalize the deal while litigation is ongoing.
Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Small Business Saturday provides boost to local retailers after tough year
Mayor offers $2,500 reward for information about shooting of Donna police officer
Online sales, driven by social media, boost small businesses during pandemic
Mission EDC launches 'Small Business Market Days' to boost local economy
Tamaulipas reactivates COVID-19 checkpoints for Thanksgiving holiday weekend