Untested FCC Head Looms Large Over Big Telecom Deals

Law360, New York (January 29, 2014, 4:30 PM EST) -- The new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has yet to see a significant merger proposal pass across his desk, but experts predict his telecom sector savvy and preference for a well-stocked marketplace will make him a tough sell as cable and wireless giants push for further consolidation.

Since his appointment last fall, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has had industry players guessing where he'll land on high-stakes combinations. Against the backdrop of blockbuster merger prospects for Time Warner Cable Inc., the nation's No. 2 provider, and...
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