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FCC Chairman Pai Recommends Approval of T-Moble/Sprint Merger

The big hurdle that the long-proposed union of telecom majors T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) and Sprint (NYSE: S) had to clear never involved the economics -- from a business perspective, combining them made sense. But from a consumer benefit and regulatory perspective, the question of going from four real wireless carriers to three might have been a step too far. Except maybe it’s not after all. In this segment of the MarketFoolery podcast, host Chris Hill and senior analyst Dan Kline discuss the late-breaking news that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is given his blessing to the corporate marriage, why the recent data out of Sprint might have helped him justify that choice, and what this means for their stocks, and the companies. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Subscribe to The Motley Fool's YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/TheMotleyFool Join our Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/themotleyfool Follow The Motley Fool on Twitter: https://twitter.com/themotleyfool

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