Announced Actions for July 9,1998

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Commission action regarding applications for approval: Following a public comment period, the Commission has ruled on an application for approval of a transaction from the following:

  • The FTC has approved Cablevision Systems Corp.’s application to divest its TCI Paramus and Hillsdale (New Jersey) Systems assets to US Cable of Paramus-Hillsdale, LLC (USCPH). The divestiture was required under a consent order with Cablevision that settled charges that its acquisition of these Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) cable systems would substantially reduce competition in these two markets in New Jersey, where Cablevision and TCI were the only service providers. The Commission vote to approve the divestiture was 4-0. (See news releases dated May 5, 1998; April 28, 1998; January 16, 1998; Docket No. C-3804. Staff contact is Daniel P. Ducore, 202-326-2526.)

Copies of the documents referenced above are available from the FTC’s web site at and also from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580; 202-FTC-HELP (202- 382-4357); TTY for the hearing impaired 1-866-653-4261. To find out the latest news as it is announced, call the FTC NewsPhone recording at 202-326-2710.

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