A new report by the Communications Workers of America claims T-Mobile’s acquisition of iWireless has hurt Iowa’s small business and wireless customers, especially in rural areas, reports the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The report, titled "Disrupting Rural Wireless," researched the state’s wireless market before and after T-Mobile’s early 2018 acquisition of iWireless. Before the acquisition, iWireless served about 75,000 customers in three Midwestern states and had one of the largest presences of any wireless carrier in Iowa. In October, T-Mobile retired the iWireless brand, discontinued the network and closed 86 percent of the provider’s retail locations.