Level 3/CenturyLink Deal Expected to Get FCC Approval Very Soon

The U.S. Justice Department’s decision this week ordering Level 3 Communications to divest its telecommunications networks in three American citiesfeatured

CenturyLink Expects to Close Deal with Level 3 by mid-to-late October

Updated at 2:40pm EST – CenturyLink’s hopes of shortening the timeframe for winning approval of its merger with Level 3 Communications from California utility regulators have been dashed and now the companies havefeatured

CenturyLink Pressing CPUC to Shorten Comment Period

Updated September 8, 2017 at 10:16am EST – With the clock ticking on the attempt to close their merger by September 30, CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications are asking California utility regulators to shorten the timeframe for thefeatured

Advocacy Groups Criticize CETF for not Endorsing Proposed Settlement with LVLT/CTL

Three consumer advocacy groups that recently signed a settlement agreement with CenturyLink, Inc. and Level 3 Communications on the California component of the nationwide merger To Keep Reading, Request a Trial Already a subscriber? Log-infeatured

California Emerging Technology Fund Rejects Settlement with Level 3/CenturyLink

The California Emerging Technology Fund has rejected a settlement with CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications over CETF’s concerns that the merged company is not willing tofeatured

Level 3 and CenturyLink Reach Agreement with Consumer Advocacy Groups in California

A settlement agreement has been reached in California between merger partners CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications and consumer advocacy groups that had been initiallyfeatured

California PUC Reform Package Could Hurt Regulated Utilities in the State

Regulated utilities like Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and Southern California Edison along with whoever serves as president of the California Public Utilities Commission are likely to be the big losers if a package of CPUC reforms are enacted later this month by the California Legislature, commission observers told CTFN.featured

Humana-Aetna Merger Gets Boost in California

With the proposed Cigna-Anthem merger becoming more problematic by the day, another merger — Aetna’s $37 billion bid to acquire Humana — received a boost Monday when the California Department of Managed Health Care approved the Humana-Aetna pairing with conditions. Those conditions include a pledge by Aetna to keep HMO Small Group premium rate increases … Read Morefeatured

Correction: Jones Urges Block of Cigna/Anthem

Updated & Revised:  California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has urged the U.S. Justice Department to block the proposed merger of Anthem, Inc. and Cigna Corporation, even as he tackles a second huge health insurance transaction, the pending $37 billion deal involving Aetna and Humana. Conceding that he lacks statutory power to prevent the Anthem-Cigna deal … 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

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