By B.N. Frank
In February, telecom industry representatives gave congressional testimony that they have no scientific evidence that 5G is safe. Many studies have proved it’s not. Despite this and the growing U.S. opposition to 5G from cybersecurity experts, doctors, elected officials, environmentalists, meteorologists, NASA, NOAA, scientists, and the U.S. Navy, the despicable “Race for 5G” continues and Sprint and T-Mobile want a more competitive edge in unleashing it too. It’s all very gross.
Activist Post reported about the original 10 states that filed a lawsuit against this merger. Four more have joined them.
Reuters reported that the chief of the antitrust bureau in the New York attorney general’s office said during a Friday hearing on the case that Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada will be listed on an amended complaint that would be filed with the court. That amended complaint was not yet available on Monday morning.
Those four states have joined the state AGs, led by New York and California and including the District of Columbia, which filed a suit in Southern District of New York earlier this month seeking to head off the merger before the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission give their final decisions on whether to allow it.
The state attorneys general of Colorado, California, New York, Wisconsin, Maryland, Mississippi, Michigan, Connecticut, Virginia and the District of Columbia originally filed the suit. In their filing, they argued that the merger will harm competition and that “preserving vigorous competition for mobile wireless telecommunications services is essential to ensure continued innovation and low prices for American consumers.
Although the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission have not yet officially weighed in on the merger, the outlook appeared positive for the New T-Mobile (as the would-be merged company is called) in recent weeks. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai indicated that the merger has his support after public commitments from T-Mobile US and Sprint on items such as its timeline for nationwide 5G deployment, service to rural areas and divesting prepaid brand Boost Mobile. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr also said publicly that he will support the merger.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect the public by regulating the telecom industry. They’ve been doing the exact opposite for many years now. Current FCC employees have taken this to a whole new level of selling out (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).
Please visit Activist Post archives for more details as well as the following websites:
- Americans for Responsible Technology
- 5G Information
- Environmental Health Trust
- In Power Movement
- Last Tree Laws
- My Street, My Choice
- Parents for Safe Technology
- Physicians for Safe Technology
- Scientists for Wired Tech
- Wireless Information Network
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