WASHINGTON—The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the world’s leading science and tech policy think tank, today welcomed the long-overdue merger agreement between T-Mobile and Sprint. ITIF released the followed statement from Director of Broadband and Spectrum Policy Doug Brake:
In an industry as capital intensive as mobile broadband, scale is the name of the game. The opportunity to have three healthy, roughly equal-sized competitors fighting it out to deploy 5G should be a welcomed development for the U.S. economy. A combined firm means not only a more efficient build-out of next-generation networks, but a more dynamic future for the converging broadband, media, and video ecosystem.