DCCA NEWS RELEASE: State to hold public hearings on the transfer of Oceanic Time Warner cable’s Hawaii cable television franchises to Charter Communications

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Cable Television Division (CATV) is holding a series of public hearings regarding the joint application filed by Charter Communications, Inc. (Charter) and Time Warner Cable, Inc. (TWC), the parent company of Oceanic Time Warner Cable, LLC (Oceanic), for approval of the indirect transfer of control of Oceanic’s cable television franchises from TWC to Charter (Proposed Transfer).

The public hearings are being held to seek comments and opinions regarding the Proposed Transfer and any cable-related issues.

The public hearings are scheduled as follows:

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location:
West Maui Senior Center
Classroom 115
788 Pauoa Street
Lahaina, HI  96761

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location:
King Kalakaua Building
Queen Liliuokalani Conf. Room
335 Merchant Street
Honolulu, HI  96813

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location:
Aupuni Center Conference Room
101 Pauahi Street
Hilo, HI  96720

Date: Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location:
West Hawaii Civic Center
Community Meeting Hale
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy.
Kailua-Kona, HI  96740

Date: Friday, Sept. 11, 2015
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location:
Cameron Center Auditorium
95 Mahalani Street
Wailuku, HI  96793

Date: Friday, Sept. 11, 2015
Time: 5 p.m.
Location:
Lihue Civic Center
Moikeha Building, Room 2A/B
Planning Committee Meeting Room
4444 Rice Street
Lihue, HI  96766

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015
Time: 12 noon
Location:
Lanai Senior Center
309 Seventh Street
Lanai City, HI  96763

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
Time: 12 noon
Location:
Hana Community Center Hall
5091 Uakea Road
Hana, HI  96713

Date: Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015
Time: 4 p.m.
Location:
Kaunakakai Gym
Conference Room
180 Ala Malama Avenue
Kaunakakai, HI  96748

If anyone is unable to attend in person, written comments may be emailed to cabletv@dcca.hawaii.gov, faxed to (808) 586-2625, or mailed to:

Cable Television Division
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 541
Honolulu, HI   96809

In order to satisfy mandated procedural deadlines, all written comments must be filed with DCCA-CATV by Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, 4:30 p.m.

“CATV encourages the public to participate in this process by attending the public hearings and submitting written comments” said CATV Administrator Ji Sook “Lisa” Kim.  “We will consider all comments and inputs received during these public hearings in our review and evaluation of the Proposed Transfer.”

The public can review all documents related to the Proposed Transfer on CATV’s website at:  http://cca.hawaii.gov/catv/cable_operators/charter-time-warner-cable-merger/

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Media Contact:
Christine Hirasa
Communications Officer
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Phone:  (808) 586-7582
Mobile:  (808) 286-9626
Email:  Christine.Hirasa@dcca.hawaii.gov