Hearings start Monday on Time Warner-Comcast deal

The Time Warner Cable/Comcast deal goes to public hearings in NY State this week. You can also comment by email, mail or a toll-free hotline

The $45.2 Billion dollar deal that would see Comcast take over Time Warner Cable services, including for 2.6 million customers here in New York State, is up for public comment this week.

The Public Service Commission has scheduled hearings in Amherst (Buffalo) on Monday evening, Albany on Wednesday and New York City on Thursday. In all three sessions, there's a public information session at six, and a formal public hearing for receiving testimoney and comments at 7:30pm.

No hearings are scheduled in Central New York, though comments can be sent by email to

You can also mail comments to Kathleen H. Burgess, Secretary, Public Service Commission, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12223-1350.

NOTE: all comments should refer to â??Case 14-M-0183, Petition of Comcast Corporation and Time Warner Cable Inc.â??

There is also an opinion phone line for in-state callers, 24x7, at 1-800-335-2120. Press â??1â?? to leave comments, and mention the Comcast/Time Warner merger.

A full copy of the petition may be viewed here by searching for case number 14-M-0183.