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What Dish swooping in to save T-Mobile-Sprint means for you

August 1, 2019


The fate of T-Mobile and Sprint’s $26.5 billion merger may hinge on whether a federal judge sees satellite TV provider Dish Network as a viable fourth competitor in the US wireless market. But there isn’t an easy answer — especially when you balance its history of ignoring its obligations to build a wireless network with its newfound ambitions sparked by the mobile megamerger.

Last week, the Department of Justice announced a deal in which Dish would acquire some of Sprint’s assets to help it create a nationwide 5G wireless broadband network to rival the likes of AT&T, Verizon and the new T-Mobile.

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