The United States federal government has asked the FCC to defer or delay their procedures before they check some points almost complete acquisition of Sprint.
The Federal Communications Commission has received an official letter from the U.S. Justice Department asking the agency to please delay your process while the federal government does its own research.
Part of the letter states:
The Department of Justice, Including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the concurrence of the Department of Homeland Security, That requests the Federal Communications Commission defer action on the above-referenced matter. DOJ, DHS, and FBI are currently reviewing this matter for any national security, law enforcement, and public safety issues Have not yet completed but That effort.THEREFORE We request the Commission defer action That Until Such Time as the Agencies notify the Commission of the completion of Their review and, based on the results of Such review, request Appropriate action by the Commission.
No wonder, it is Softbank, a Japanese buying 70% of an American company with an amount that can reach more than $ 20 billion, in this almost Sprint and we are talking about more than half of the company, thus valid a concern of the federal government.
We also know that AT&T has added fuel to the fire adjudging that the government should be cautious in giving American spectrum to foreign companies, but at the time the FCC has not answered the request of Federal Justice.