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Intervenor Sees Texas PUC Rejecting NextEra’s Request for Oncor Rehearing

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Great Plains Exploring Paths with Westar to Salvage Merger

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Attorney’s Letter to Ofcom Details Complaints Targeting Fox

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Regulatory Hurdles Persist for Westar/Great Plains Merger

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Maine Regulators to Start Proceedings for FairPoint/Consolidated Merger

It’s still early in the process, but Maine’s chief consumer agency for utility customers still wants to know how Illinois-based Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. plans to operate rural telephone services in Maine should it win regulatory approval for its merger with FairPoint Communications.featured

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