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T-Mobile Mississippi Deal Dents Coalition Challenging Merger (2)

Oct. 9, 2019, 9:06 PMUpdated: Oct. 10, 2019, 1:58 PM

T-Mobile US Inc. reached an agreement with Mississippi officials over the wireless company’s proposed merger with rival Sprint Corp., putting a dent in the coalition of U.S. states that sued to fight the combination on antitrust grounds.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said on Wednesday the merged company will deploy 5G technology to 62% of the state’s population, including rural areas, within three years. Only 2% of the population would benefit from such technology under a standalone T-Mobile, he said in a statement.

“The world around us is almost fully digital, but Mississippi is lagging behind with internet deserts...

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