Dish execs met with DOJ, FCC on T-Mobile, Sprint merger


By David Shepardson

WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) - Dish Network Corp executives met this week with the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust chief Makan Delrahim and Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai on the government's review of the proposed $26.5 billion tie-up of wireless carriers T-Mobile USA and Sprint Corp .

A federal filing on Friday revealed Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen was among the executives who attended the meeting Tuesday and the firm "discussed its opposition to the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile as currently constructed." Dish also "explained the need for a minimum of four nationwide mobile network operators."

Ten state attorneys general led by New York and California sued the companies and parent firms SoftBank Group Corp and Deutsche Telekom AG , warning that consumer prices will jump due to reduced competition.

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