Level 3 and CenturyLink are “middle mile” broadband providers.  Broadband providers like AT&T and Comcast contract with middle mile providers to deliver Internet traffic across the country or internationally.  Level 3 and Centurylink have asked the CPUC to approve a merger of the two companies.  This Protest explains Greenlining’s objections to the merger, such as the merger resulting in less broadband investment and reducing competition. Read the comments here.