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Sprint & T-Mobile to Merge in $40B Decision

by Lexi Ryan | May 30, 2018

On April 29, 2018 Sprint and T-Mobile announced that the two companies would merge and embark on a mission to bring 5G network technology to the masses. KC has been home to Sprint for more than 100 years and embraces the opportunity to play a significant role in this exciting future. The KC region’s existing digital and telecom workforce, infrastructure, dark fiber, Midwest location and all that it offers, is the perfect place too for the new T-Mobile to innovate. We are well positioned in the combined company’s growth plans and we are excited for a bolstered future for its presence in our region.

Marcelo Claure, CEO of Sprint, recently shared his thoughts on the opportunity that awaits the KC region, and the combined company’s customers, with the new T-Mobile:

“… combining our companies will create thousands of jobs, and we will keep two headquarters: one in Seattle and one in Overland Park. Both of these headquarters will play critical roles, and we plan to hire additional employees in both locations to support the growth of the merged company. For example, the new company plans to invest $40 billion to build the most advanced nationwide 5G network. Launching 5G requires more people and talent, including the expertise of our world-class employees in Kansas City and elsewhere. This includes rural America, where we will expand coverage, add hundreds of new stores and thousands of new jobs.

By joining forces with T-Mobile, we’ll have the scale and resources to provide U.S. consumers and businesses with more choice, more competition and lower prices in key underserved areas – including rural communities, home broadband and business and government wireless services.

This will only be possible with a combined Sprint/T-Mobile. As standalone companies, there is no doubt that we are disruptors. But as a combined company, we will have the resources to execute on a greater scale and far more quickly, which will force competitors to follow suit.

The bottom line is the combined company will deliver the best nationwide 5G network, incredible products and services and lower prices, and will create thousands of jobs.”

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