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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

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

Charter Uses Diversity to Tout Time Warner Cable Merger Benefits

In their final push to win merger approval in California, Charter Communications and its transaction partners, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, have offered up a modified list of diversity goals with the Golden State in mind. The companies used a similar tactic earlier this year to sweeten the deal before New York officials … Read Morefeatured

Charter Merger Focus to Shift to California

With the Federal Communications Commission reportedly set to approve — with conditions — the $78.7 billion merger of Charter Communications with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks as early as this week, California will now become the remaining regulatory hurdle for the companies, telecom experts told CTFN. “Sometimes California seems very far away and … Read Morefeatured

ORA Proposes Conditions for Time Warner Cable/Charter Merger in California

The independent consumer watchdog agency within the California Public Utilities Commission is asking the commissioners to reject the merger of Charter Communications with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks because the companies have not demonstrated that the transaction would result in “merger-specific results.” Lindsay M. Brown, the attorney for the Office of Ratepayer Advocates … Read Morefeatured

CPUC Commissioners Might Split on Time Warner Cable-Charter

With the California Public Utilities Commission set to issue a final decision on the proposed merger of Charter Communications with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks this May, attorneys for two advocacy groups taking part in the proceedings tell CTFN that they would not be surprised if the commission ruling ends in a split … Read Morefeatured

California ALJ Advances Time Warner Cable-Charter Decision Date

The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday shortened by one month its timeframe for issuing a final decision on the proposed $78.7 billion merger of Charter Communications with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Administrative Law Judge Karl J. Bemesderfer issued a scheduling order pushing up a final decision to May 12 from the … Read Morefeatured

Charter Petitions CPUC to Improve Time Warner Cable Timeline

Charter Communications is pressing the California Public Utilities Commission to expedite its review of the company’s proposed $78.7 billion merger with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, telling Commission President Michael Picker in a video conference call that additional delays would impose significant financial costs to the applicants. One reason for shortening the review … Read Morefeatured

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