Capitol Weekly: Cable merger could have big impact on California

Monday, June 15, 2015

Change may be coming to millions of California cable TV and broadband users.

A looming $78.7 billion merger between Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications would affect California’s cable TV and broadband markets, with the new entity, called New Charter, serving nearly four of every 10 customers in the state.

“Speaking strictly from the standpoint of an Assembly member, I think it impacts my district and I am concerned about broadband service in low-income communities,” said Assemblyman Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, the chair of the Utilities and Commerce Committee.