Docket Number: 
WC Docket 15-257

Altice, a Netherlands company, and Cablevision, a Delaware corporation, have filed applications pursuant to the Communications Act seeking approval for the transfer of control of Cablevision and certain subsidiaries to Altice.

Cablevision offers digital television, Internet services, and Voice over Internet Protocol service to approximately 3.1 million subscribers in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Cablevision also operates a network of over 1 million Wi-Fi Internet access points across the Cablevision footprint. Cablevision's subsidiary, Cablevision Lightpath, offers competitive telecommunications services to companies in the New York Metro area and also owns Cablevision Media Sales, the company's advertising sales division. Cablevision provides news and information in its service area through the News 12 programming networks; Newsday, a Long Island daily newspaper; amNewYork, a free daily serving New York City; and Star Community Publishing, a publisher of weekly shoppers and community papers on Long Island.

Altice, a publicly traded company, provides fixed and mobile voice, video, and broadband services in a range of markets throughout the world, including in France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Portugal, Switzerland, Israel, the French Caribbean and Indian Ocean regions, and the Dominican Republic. Altice serves approximately 34.5 million subscribers world-wide. Altice has an application pending before the Commission for the transfer of control of Suddenlink Communications and its subsidiaries to Altice.

180-day Timeline


Day: 179

Show History
Nov 5 2015Clock StartedPleading Cycle Established00
May 3 2016Clock StoppedMO&O179179

May 3, 2016 - Memorandum Opinion and Order
Feb 25, 2016 - Protective Order
Nov 5, 2015 - Public Notice

May 30, 2016
Comment, filed by MFR Consulting
Feb 25, 2016
Comment, filed by MFR Consulting
Feb 19, 2016
Comment (redacted), filed by MFR Consulting
Feb 4, 2016
Comment, filed by MFR Consulting
Jan 21, 2016
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Communications Workers of America
Dennis Johnson
Wireline Competition Bureau
(202) 418-0809
General Information: 

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