BREAKING: Attorney General reaches agreement with T-Mobile-Sprint merger

More 5G services will be available for Mississippi residents and visitors.

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Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood announced Wednesday that an agreement has been reached with T-Mobile and Sprint.

The two wireless companies plan to merge into one company, operating under the T-Mobile name and branding, with hopes of creating a nationwide 5G network.

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Hood originally opposed the idea and filed multistate litigation to prevent it because only two percent of Mississippians would have been covered by future 5G services provided by the stand-alone T-Mobile.

According to a press release from the Attorney General’s office, the following commitments were made in the agreement:

  • Within three years of closing on the merger, the New T-Mobile will deploy a 5G network in Mississippi with at least 62 percent of the state’s general and rural populations having access to download speeds equal to or greater than 100 Mbps.
    • Within six years of closing, it will cover at least 92 percent of Mississippi’s general population and 88% of Mississippi’s rural population.
  • These commitments include 5G service in rural areas, including but not limited to Amite, Carroll, Choctaw, Covington, Franklin, Greene, Issaquena, Kemper, Lawrence, Marion, Perry, Smith, Tippah, and Walthall counties.
  • The parties also made limited price commitments and, in discussions with the Attorney General’s Office, vowed to decrease prices as supply increased, particularly as DISH enters the mobile market.