CenturyLink-Level 3 deal blows past key California deadline
centurylink, cpuc, monopoly, public policy
The already poor chance that CenturyLink would get permission from the California Public Utilities Commission to buy Level 3 Communications before the end of September took another steep nosedive yesterday. A 5:00 p.m. deadline came and went without a draft decision – yes or no – being released by the CPUC administrative law judge (ALJ) and commissioner handling the case.
In the normal course of business, proposed decisions have to go through a 30 day public review and comment process before being voted on by commissioners.… More