WSJ: Democrat on FCC worried about Sprint, T-Mobile as independents

|About: Sprint Corporation (S)|By:, SA News Editor

Sprint's (S) pursuit of T-Mobile (TMUS) could receive unexpected support from Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democratic commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission.

Rosenworcel has privately said that the carriers might not be able to remain viable if they stay independent, the WSJ reports.

However, while the two GOP commissioners are seen as more likely to back a deal, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and the Justice Department are not so keen due to concerns about the impact on competition.