DOJ asks FCC to delay action on Sprint-Softbank deal for national security

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AT&T has urged regulators to take a close look at the national security implications of Softbank's $20.1 billion bid to buy a controlling stake in Sprint.

In a statement in October, AT&T expressed concern about the deal giving a foreign company control over a large swath of the nation's airwaves.

Sprint and AT&T have a history of animosity toward one another. Sprint was a vocal opponent of AT&T's bid to buy T-Mobile last year, and sued to block the deal. The FCC and the Justice Department agreed with Sprint and filed their own actions against the merger.