NHMC Statement On FCC Approval Of T-Mobile/MetroPCS Transaction


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Washington, DC – Today, staff of the Federal Communications Commission approved T-Mobile’s combination with MetroPCS. This comes after the Department of Justice decided not to oppose the transaction last week.

The following statement can be attributed to Alex Nogales, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition: “T-Mobile is the provider of choice for many in the Latino community due to its lower rates, flexible plans, and customer service. Today’s news brings T-Mobile one step closer to being able to expand its affordable service, improve and upgrade its network, and more readily compete with the top wireless companies. Having stronger competitors in the wireless market will, ultimately, yield benefits for consumers across the country. I hope that, once this transaction is concluded, T-Mobile will continue and improve on the signature, low-cost service that it offers to our communities while avoiding any merger-related workforce reductions.”


About NHMC The National Hispanic Media Coalition is a non-partisan, non-profit, media advocacy and civil rights organization established in 1986 in Los Angeles, California. Its mission is to educate and influence media corporations on the importance of including U.S. Latinos at all levels of employment. It augments the pool of Latino talent with it s professional development programs.  It challenges media that carelessly exploit negative Latino stereotypes. It scrutinize and opines on media and telecommunications policy issues. Learn more athttp://www.nhmc.org. Receive real-time updates on twitter @NHMC.