Assessing the Sprint-TMobile Merger: Consumers, Competition and the Future of 5G

March 1, 2019

Live debate & discussion presented by Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy

WASHINGTON – Leading opponents and proponents of a Sprint-TMobile merger will debate and discuss the proposed deal at the Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday, March 5.


The Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice are currently reviewing a proposed merger by leading mobile service providers Sprint and T-Mobile. Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy presents a live debate on what mobile customers and companies stand to gain and lose. A broader panel discussion on consumers, competition, the future of 5G and rural broadband access will follow. Participants include two former FCC Commissioners, leading consumer advocates and industry representatives.


The Debate:

The Hon. Robert McDowell, Partner, Cooley LLP; Former FCC Commissioner

David Goodfriend , President, Goodfriend Government Affairs; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law

The Panel:

Alexandra Givens (Moderator), Executive Director, Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy

The Hon. Mignon Clyburn, Former FCC Commissioner

Seth Bloom, President and Founder, Bloom Strategic Counsel

Yosef Getachew, Media & Democracy Program Director, Common Cause

Ben Moncrief, VP of Government Relations, C Spire


Tuesday, March 5, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
First Street Northeast
Room 212-210
Washington, DC 20515


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