Calif. ALJ Recommends Approving Charter/TWC

Originally appeared in Multichannel News
By: John Eggerton
April 12, 2016

A California administrative law judge (ALJ) has recommended that the states Public Utilities Commission approve the Charter-Time Warner Cable/Brighthouse deal, with a bunch of conditions on the operation of their respective systems in the state.

The PUC still has to vote — the decision is likened to an FCC order that must be voted to be approved — and the decision has no legal effect by itself, but Judge Karl Bemesderfer’s decision was another hurdle cleared for the deal.

The next opportunity for the PUC to vote will be its May 12 meeting.
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