Former Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is working to help T-Mobile and Sprint get their US$26 billion merger approved by regulators.
Clyburn, a Democrat, confirmed she’s working as a paid consultant to the carriers to advise them on their impending merger. The news of her involvement was first reported by Politico on Monday, February 4.
The companies, whose merger was announced in April last year, need approval from the FCC and the US Department of Justice.
“Affordable broadband access is a critical priority particularly for those Americans who are underserved or currently have no viable options at all,” Clyburn said in an interview with CNET. “I am advising T-Mobile and Sprint as they seek to accelerate the creation of an inclusive nationwide 5G network on how best to build a bridge across the digital divide that currently exists in our country.”
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