Nevada is the latest state to pull out of a lawsuit to stop a $26.5 billion merger between Sprint and T-Mobile.
Seventeen attorneys general were originally arguing that the merger will increase prices and hinder competition.
On Monday, Attorney General Aaron Ford, along with the attorney general from Texas, became the latest to withdraw after announcing they made their own settlements with T-Mobile.
Ford said because of the company’s new commitments to maintain Nevada jobs and expand access to rural and tribal communities, he can now support the merger.
“With this settlement, T-Mobile and Sprint have demonstrated their commitment to preserve Nevada jobs, deploy a high speed 5G network across the State covering 83 percent of our rural communities, and offer low-price plans,” Ford said in a statement. “Beyond these benefits, the New T-Mobile will make a significant investment to enhance service to our Native American Tribal communities, contribute to programs that enhance opportunities for minorities, women and small businesses.”
T-Mobile will give $30 million to go toward helping businesses owned by women and minorities and the company will maintain an existing Sprint call center in Las Vegas.
Thirteen other states along with the District of Columbia are still attached to the lawsuit, which is expected to be heard Dec. 9.