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CWA Opposes Verizon's Attempt to Avoid Thorough Public Review of TracFone Acquisition

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November 19, 2020

CWA filed comments this week urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny Verizon's request to give its proposed acquisition of TracFone a "streamlined" review. CWA's filing lays out serious procedural, public interest, and antitrust issues involved with the potential $7 billion transaction.

"During the pandemic, the Lifeline program for low-income consumers is particularly critical. Any proposed transaction that could affect that program or alter competition in the wireless industry must face full scrutiny from regulators at the FCC," said CWA District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor.