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Google joins Dish in talks to create 4th mobile carrier: sources

Google is in talks to help create a fourth US wireless carrier, even as Sprint and T-Mobile struggle to get their controversial merger cleared with federal and state authorities, The Post has learned. Alan Mulally — a former chief executive at Ford Motor and a current Alphabet director — has recently been in discussions with satellite-TV giant Dish Network about a plan to create a fourth US telecom player, sources said. The idea is for Alphabet-owned Google and Dish to launch a new wireless giant with the help of assets acquired from T-Mobile, which is now under pressure from the Department of Justice to aid such a project in order to get clearance for its $26 billion merger with Sprint, according to sources close to the situatio ...