First New York, now California: State regulators vow to examine Comcast-TWC merger

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California's public utility commission published a memo laying out questions for Comcast as part of a merger review, adding California to the number of states looking critically at the merger from New York up to two.

"The ultimate test of a proposed change of control is whether or not it is in the public interest," California officials wrote. To that end, the California commission is requiring that Comcast explain how a merger with Time Warner Cable would benefit California voice and broadband customers, as well as to prove that the deal will improve Internet access among students and the poor.

Findings from the California review will be submitted to the FCC ahead of the federal government's decision on the deal, officials said.


First New York, now California: State regulators vow to examine Comcast-TWC merger