International Business Times is reporting that Texas and Nevada have both pulled out of the lawsuit seeking to stop T-Mobile’s acquisition of Sprint, leaving just 13 states and the District of Columbia still opposing it. That’s a far cry from the nearly 20 states that were initially opposed.
The deal already has the support of the DOJ and FCC, but a coalition of states sued to prevent the merger from going through. T-Mobile has been hard at work trying to address concerns, promising not to raise prices, guaranteeing 5G rollout milestones and divesting assets, such as Boost Mobile.
T-Mobile and Sprint assured Texas there will be no price increases for at least five years, while at the same time promising to accelerate 5G rollout once the deal closes. The two companies promised Nevada that the New T-Mobile would cover 83 percent of rural communities with 5G service at a lower price point.
“Beyond these benefits, the New T-Mobile will make a significant investment to enhance service to our Native American Tribal communities, contribute to programs that enhance opportunities for minorities, women and small businesses,” said Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford.
While the lawsuit will continue—led by New York and California—the two companies are definitely making progress in breaking down opposition to the deal.