WASHINGTON – The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law will hold a hearing on competition in the wireless market on March 12, 2019 at 2pm in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. This hearing will provide an opportunity for the Antitrust Subcommittee to examine the potential impact of the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile on consumers, workers and the Internet.

Witnesses:

  • John Legere, CEO, T-Mobile
  • Marcelo Claure, CEO, Sprint
  • Chris Shelton, President of Communications Workers of America (CWA)
  • Gigi Sohn, former Senior Adviser to Federal Communications Commission under the Obama Administration, and Distinguished Fellow at the Georgetown Law
  • Carmen Scurato, Senior Policy Counsel, Free Press
  • Carri Bennet, General Counsel, Rural Wireless Association
  • Scott Wallsten, Senior Policy Scholar, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
  • Christopher S. Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Date:              March 12, 2019
Time:              2:00 p.m.
Location:       2141 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington D.C.
Livestream:   The hearing will stream live here.

House Judiciary Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Ranking Member Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) released the following joint statement:

“A Sprint and T-Mobile merger has the potential to greatly impact Americans across the country in terms of wireless services, jobs and broadband. This hearing opens the door for the American people and Congress to hear directly from the leaders of both companies and learn whether this agreement is in the best interest of the American people.”

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-R.I.) released the following joint statement:

“A merger between Sprint and T-Mobile would impact the competitive landscape for wireless services. Americans deserve to know how this transaction will impact their lives, communities, and the future of high-speed wireless internet deployment and adoption. We look forward to hearing what the effect of the proposed merger will be on jobs, innovation and competition from a diverse perspective of witnesses, including the Chairmen of these companies.”

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