Utility Project Urges NY PSC to Dismiss Comcast/Time Warner Merger Petition or Require Amendment and New Comment Process

In Reply Comments filed August 25, 2014, the Utility Project argues that proponents of the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger either failed to address or satisfy the established “net positive benefits” test for approval of the transfer of ownership of Time Warner Cable’s New York Subsidiaries to Comcast.  The Utility Project previously filed its Initial Comments June 19, 2014. The Utility Project also urged the Commission, if it does not dismiss the merger petition completely, to require its amendment or supplementation to address concerns raised by consumers, and to conduct a further public review of any modified proposals. Although the cycle of Commission requested comments and reply comments has now ended, the Commission will continue to receive public comments until it decides the case.  A recent notice indicated the decision date may be October 2, 2014. Comments can be submitted electronically to the PSC website page for the case. To date, more than 2,900 comments have been filed, most of them opposing the merger.

Gerald A, Norlander

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