FCC clears both Sprint deals on unanimous vote

The Federal Communications Commission is said to have officially given its approval without dissent on Wednesday to SoftBank's purchase of Sprint Nextel as well as Sprint's plan to lap up the shares of Clearwire that it does not already own, The Wall Street Journal reports. Such a vote will likely clear the way for Clearwire shareholders to approve the deal Monday as well as speed the closing of SoftBank's $21.6 billion deal to gain majority control of Sprint. The SoftBank deal has already won clearance from antitrust and national-security regulators.

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