New York attorney general drops T-Mobile-Sprint challenge

National
FILE PHOTO T-Mobile Photo by_231151

(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) – New York’s attorney general says the state will not appeal a judge’s decision approving the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint.

Attorney General Letitia James helped lead a coalition of 14 attorneys general who sued to stop T-Mobile’s purchase of Sprint for $26.5 billion. They argued that eliminating a major wireless company would harm consumers by reducing competition and driving up prices for cellphone service.

A federal judge in New York sided with the carriers last week. James said in a statement Sunday that instead of appealing, she hopes to work with the companies to ensure that consumers get the best pricing and service possible.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories