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Google denies report it's in talks to help create 4th US mobile carrier

The New York Post reports that parent company Alphabet has been in discussion with Dish Network.

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Google may be in talks with Dish about launching a new US wireless carrier.
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Google shot down a report that it's in talks to help create a fourth US wireless carrier with TV provider Dish Network, using assets acquired from T-Mobile. The New York Post reported Sunday that Alphabet director Alan Mulally has been part of the talks.

"These claims are simply false," a spokesperson wrote in an emailed statement. "Google is not having any conversations with Dish about creating a wireless network."

The report came as T-Mobile works to get the Justice Department to approve its $26 billion bid to buy Sprint, a deal Dish has been on the periphery of.

Dish declined comment.

First published at 5:32 a.m. PT.
Updated at 8:32 a.m. PT: Adds that Dish declined comment.

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