Maine to Kickoff FairPoint/Consolidated Reviews

The state of Maine should provide the first inkling of how intense the concerns of intervenors will be in Illinois-based Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc.’s $1.5 billionfeatured

Media Experts Share Views on Sky/Fox at Conference

Despite this morning’s statement from Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley, that she may issue a European Intervention Notice on 21st Century Fox’ acquisitionfeatured

Interview with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

She fiercely defends the Federal Communications Commission’s hotly debated decision on net neutrality, approved under the leadership of previous Democratic Chair Tom Wheeler. She vows to continue to focus her attention on publicfeatured

DC Green Groups Vow Close Scrutiny of WGL/AltaGas Deal

Green energy groups that helped drag out the regulatory process for the Pepco/Exelon merger to more than two years are pledging close scrutiny over the latest merger proposal for a Washington, D.C., publicfeatured

Will FCC’s Pai Ease Path for Level 3/CenturyLink Merger Review?

With President Trump’s appointment of Republican Commissioner Ajit Pai to the chair of the Federal Communications Commission, telecom industry observers are split overfeatured

Consultants Dominate Westar/Great Plains Kansas Proceedings

Call it the case of the dueling consultants. On one side is Maryland attorney Scott Hempling, who often opposes big utility mergers in testimony before regulatory agencies. On the other side is Washington, D.C., economist John J. Reed, who often supports the industry in big utility mergers infeatured

Consolidated Asks Vermont for Expedited Approval of FairPoint Acquisition

Illinois-based Consolidated Communications has asked Vermont utility regulators for an expedited approval of its proposed $1.5 billion merger with FairPoint Communications, CTFN has learned. Consolidated, which envisions a planned June 30 closingfeatured

Time Warner/AT&T: Interview with Deal Critic

The top executive of a woman-owned television network whose testimony before a Senate subcommittee was highly critical of the proposed $85.4 billion Time Warner/AT&T merger, told CTFN that some lawmakers are now discussing whether expandedfeatured

Intervenors Await Information on FairPoint/Consolidated Merger

For David Tawil, president of New York hedge fund Maglan Capital, the announcement earlier this month that Consolidated Communications was acquiringfeatured

Utilities Commission Can Rule at Any Time on Piedmont/Duke

Duke Energy’s $4.9 billion bid to acquire Piedmont Natural Gas is now in the hands of the North Carolina Utilities Commission with the agency’s staff offering the commission a written order of approval while a coalition of public interest groups still hopes to derail the transaction. A commission spokesperson told CTFN that the final legal … Read Morefeatured

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