Economists’ Tunney Act Reply Comments on the DOJ’s Proposed Remedy in the Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Proceeding
468 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2020
Date Written: 2020
Following up on our initial comments at the Tunney Act proceeding of the proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, we discuss DOJ’s criticisms of these comments, explaining why these criticisms are baseless. Moreover, using evidence from the NY v. Deutsche Telecom trial, we provide new arguments showing that the DOJ proposed remedy will fail to restore the ex ante competitive conditions in the affected antitrust product markets to the detriment of users of mobile phones in the United States.
Keywords: Telecommunications, Merger, Tunney Act, Sprint, T-Mobile, Dish, DOJ, AT&T, Verizon
JEL Classification: L1, L4, L5, L9
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