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Sprint thanks Genachowski for blocking the AT&T-T-Mobile merger

Published Mar 22nd, 2013 6:42PM EDT
Sprint Genachowski Praise

Wireless carriers and soon-to-be-former Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski didn’t always see eye-to-eye, but it seems that at least one carrier will miss seeing him go. Sprint (S) on Friday put out a statement commending Genachowski for his four-year tenure as head of the FCC and made a list of his accomplishments that the company said had made the wireless industry “better off as a result.” At the very top of Sprint’s list was Genachowski’s “decision to block AT&T’s (T) proposed takeover of T-Mobile,” a move that earned him kudos from Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and scorn from AT&T executive Jim Cicconi, who said that the FCC’s decision was “so obviously one-sided that any fair-minded person reading it is left with the clear impression that it is an advocacy piece, and not a considered analysis.”

Brad Reed
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Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.

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