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Dish is in talks to acquire T-Mobile

Dish is in talks to acquire T-Mobile

Satellite-TV carrier Dish Network Corp. finally may have found the merger partner it has been looking for, adding to the wave of consolidation reshaping the nation's media and telecom industries. The Englewood, Colo., company reportedly is in talks to acquire T-Mobile USA Inc. in a deal that would open a new vista for Dish and give T-Mobile a boost with unused airwaves that Dish owns. A possible merger has long been a topic of speculation in an industry that is consolidating quickly to produce ever-bigger and fewer media-telecom players to compete for consumers' thirst for broadband connections and wireless communications. A marriage of Dish and T-Mobile, based in Bellevue,...