T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Clears Another Hurdle with California Settlement

  • California AG Xavier Becerra reached a settlement with T-Mobile US, Inc. to resolve California’s challenge to T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint Corporation (collectively “T-Mobile”).
  • Under the terms of the settlement agreement, T-Mobile is required, among other things, to make low-cost plans available to California consumers for 5 years, offer 100 GB no-cost broadband internet and free Wi-Fi mobile hotspot devices to low-income consumers, offer substantially similar employment to all T-Mobile and Sprint retail employees in good standing, take steps to increase the diversity of its workforce, and reimburse California and other states up to $15 million for the costs associated with the states’ challenge of the merger.
  • As previously reported, other states, including Texas and Mississippi, recently reached similar settlements with T-Mobile.