FCC Discussion about a Possible T-Mobile and Sprint Merger

Matt Taylor filed this request with the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 2017-000768
Status
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Communications

From: Matt Taylor

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any discussion within or on part of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) or its members or their staffs—including emails and meeting minutes—since January 20, 2017, regarding a potential merger (or other major shift in business activity that requires FCC approval) on part of the cell phone carriers T-Mobile and Sprint. This includes any communications between FCC members or staff on one hand and White House staff on the other.

I am submitting the request in my capacity as the news editor for VICE.com, a consumer-facing journalism publication that is part of VICE Media. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request be filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if possible.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Matt Taylor, VICE.com news editor

From: foia@regulations.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2813ccaf2)
* Tracking Number: FCC-2017-000768
* Requester Name: Matt Taylor
* Date Submitted: 06/23/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Any discussion within or on part of the FCC or its members or their staffs-including emails and meeting minutes--since January 20, 2017, regarding a potential merger (or other major shift in business activity that requires FCC approval) on part of the cell phone carriers T-Mobile and Sprint. This included any communications between FCC members or staff on one hand and White House staff on the other.

From: Amy Brett

Mr. Taylor, we are in the process of responding to your Freedom of Information Act request dated June 15, 2017. My office received the request on July 19 and is working on gathering relevant information in response. We are requesting an additional 10 days to respond. Currently, the response is due today, but we are still in the process of reviewing documentation and drafting our response. An additional 10 days would provide us with sufficient time to finalize your and response to your request. Thank you. Amy Brett.

Amy Brett . Chief of Staff/Associate Chief, Competition and Infrastructure Policy Division . WTB . 202 418 2703

From: Amy Brett

Mr. Taylor, we are continuing to process this request and will need additional time to respond. We are requesting another 10 extension. Thank you.

From: Federal Communications Commission

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Amy Brett

Mr. Taylor: attached please find the FCC's response to your FOIA request 2017-768. We also are sending the response by US Mail.

Thank you.

Amy Brett . Chief of Staff/Associate Chief, Competition and Infrastructure Policy Division . WTB . 202 418 2703

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