Verizon Watching Time Warner/AT&T Before Deciding on Deals, Bankers Say

Verizon is watching AT&T as it goes through the regulatory process for its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner before reaching conclusions about its own big ticket M&A, saidfeatured

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

Telecom Italia Fights Enel at the European Commission

Former Italian incumbent, Telecom Italia, filed a market abuse complaint with the European Commission in July against e-distribuzione, formerly known as Enel Distribuzione, which manages 85% of the nation’s electricity distribution network, a lawyer familiar with the situation told CTFN. According to the source, Telecom Italia submitted several requests to Enel to share its infrastructure, as per current … Read Morefeatured

Views Diverge on Competition Bureau’s Review of MTS/BCE

With the verdict still out on how Canada’s Competition Bureau will rule on BCE Inc.’s CAD$3.9 billion bid to acquire Manitoba Telecom Services, two media researchers who hold opposing views on the implications of the high-profile deal are expressing doubts on the fate of its regulatory outcome. “I don’t think (this merger) is going to … Read Morefeatured

California Advocate Sees Some Deficiencies in ALJ’s Time Warner Cable/Charter Decision

Updated at 3:36pm – The independent watchdog agency within the California Public Utilities Commission expressed dissatisfaction Wednesday with an administrative law judge’s revised conditions as proposed for the merger of Charter Communications with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks in state. Ana Maria Johnson, program and project supervisor with the Office of Ratepayer Advocates, … Read Morefeatured

CPUC Vote Looms in Time Warner Cable/Charter Merger

Updated May 11, 2016, 10:21am – The California Public Utilities Commission is poised to issue its highly-anticipated decision on Thursday in the pending mega-merger of Charter Communications with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks as all sides in the controversial transaction have conducted last-minute lobbying of the five commissioners. Procedurally, the commission could order … Read Morefeatured

Intense Lobbying for Conditions as FCC Majority Approves Time Warner Cable/Charter

A flurry of last-minute lobbying of commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission by critics of the proposed mega-merger of Charter Communications with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks was greeted with the news Thursday that a majority of the five-member FCC will approve the transaction. Details of the deal were still being worked out, … Read Morefeatured

Cablevision/Altice Merger Under Scrutiny as New York Clock Ticks Down

On Monday the Wall Street Journal reported that with the clock ticking down, New York City officials were still worried about the Cablevision/Altice deal, citing an April 21 letter from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s top legal counsel Maya Wiley and Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications Commissioner Anne Roest that “concerns still exist” over the … Read Morefeatured

Cablevision/Altice Surmount National Security Review

The U.S. Justice Department along with the FBI and Department of Homeland Security have informed the Federal Communications Commission that the agencies have no objection to the merger of Altice NV and Cablevision Systems Corp. on security grounds. The DOJ letter marks another hurdle that the Cablevision/Altice merger needed to overcome as it continues its … Read Morefeatured

CPUC Likely to Approve ALJ’s Time Warner Cable/Charter Decision

The five-member California Public Utilities Commission will likely approve an administrative law judge’s proposed decision urging approval with conditions of the $80.9 billion deal by Charter for Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, according to a key critic of the merger who is an intervenor in the commission’s proceedings. “We oppose the merger, so … Read Morefeatured

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