Stamford Advocate – A battle over online access is roiling an industry that includes Connecticut’s top internet companies.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed getting rid of “net neutrality” rules instituted during the Obama administration that play a pivotal role in regulating how broadband providers deliver and charge for content.
Hartford Courant – With a blockbuster deal between the corporate giants looming, the pairing of health insurer Aetna Inc. and pharmacy giant CVS may, at first, seem unlikely, but it is dramatic evidence that both companies see competitive threats on multiple fronts in the health care industry.
Hartford Courant – A whirlwind week for Aetna Inc. — shedding its disability and life insurance business and, three days later, reports of a buyout offer from CVS Health Corp. — point to a new future for the 160-year-old Hartford health insurer.
Stamford Advocate -The downtown and South End of Stamford or downtown Hartford and East Hartford would house offices for Amazon’s planned second headquarters, according to the state’s proposal submitted Thursday to the e-commerce giant.
In the first phase of a build-out that could eventually cover 8 million square feet, Amazon would occupy in Stamford some 1.3 million square feet in vacant complexes at 677 Washington Blvd., 1 Elmcroft Road and 2187 Atlantic St. Hartford is offering 560,000 square feet in two downtown towers on the Connecticut River for the initial stage. In the second and third phases, Amazon would then expand to other downtown and South End sites in Stamford or additional riverfront properties in Hartford and East Hartford.
Greenwich Time – Charter Communications cemented its dominance of the cable market last year by acquiring two of the largest firms in the industry. Now it is forging closer ties with the country’s largest cable company and possibly one of the largest cellular carriers in a bid to tap into new markets.
Stamford Advocate – Charter Communications’ deal-making a year ago made the cable provider an industry giant — and a target.
By closing in May 2016 on acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks worth a total of approximately $65 billion, Charter transformed itself into the second-largest cable company in the country. The expansion has supercharged the Stamford-based firm’s earnings and stock prices and ballooned its customer base. But the company’s growth has also stoked contractual and legal disputes — and set up the possibility of even larger deals.