The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will host a public hearing on Charter Communication's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks on Tuesday, January 26 at 6 p.m. in Los Angeles.
Join NHMC and other allies by providing your voice to the discussion! Members of the public are encouraged to participate by providing 2-minute statements with their thoughts on the proposed merger.
NHMC last week filed testimony opposing the merger with the CPUC, arguing that the new conglomerate would wield too much power in the cable and broadband markets in California, resulting in higher prices and less diversity in programming.
NHMC President and CEO Alex Nogales plans to attend the event and offer testimony highlighting many of the detrimental effects the proposed merger would have on competition, prices, and programming.
"It is clear this merger is not in the public interest," Nogales said. "This acquisition would provide fewer cable and broadband options for California consumers, leading to higher prices and less consumer satisfaction. Moreover, the new company would reach over half of all California homes, giving it far too much control in selecting which content is carried and which is excluded from larger audiences."