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After ending their merger bid, both Sprint and T-Mobile US have dropped prices.
After ending their merger bid, both Sprint and T-Mobile US have dropped prices.
(KEITH BEDFORD/REUTERS)

Slow connections on mergers will boost U.S. telco landscape

U.S. telecom mergers depend on its terrible networks. Regulators got what they wanted: price wars, not mergers. Sprint’s new chief executive officer Marcelo Claure promises “very disruptive” rates after an abandoned bid for T-Mobile US. Both companies just offered fresh discounts after their deal talks collapsed. It’ll take the government caring more about quality before consolidation will be reconsidered.