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RTG Not Opposing T-Mobile/MetroPCS Merger

Combined Company Provides an LTE-based Alternative to AT&T and Verizon

The following statement can be attributed to Carri Bennet, RTG’s General Counsel:

By merging their assets, T-Mobile and MetroPCS will be able to provide a competitive, and hopefully long-lasting, alternative to the Twin Bells of AT&T and Verizon. Analysts have frequently cited both companies as needing to do something to remain viable competitors to the Twin Bells. Having a healthy, vibrant fourth LTE competitor is critical to preserving competition in the mobile wireless market. A post-merger T-Mobile truly committed to being a value-leader benefits all consumers.


About RTG – Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG) is a trade association representing rural wireless carriers who each serve less than 100,000 subscribers. RTG’s members have joined together to speed delivery of new, efficient and innovative telecommunications technologies to remote and underserved communities. ruraltelecomgroup.org @RTGwireless

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