Regulators Vote To Move Charter Communications Out Of New York


As a result, the New York State Public Service Commission revoked the approval of the merger.

The Commission went on to add that because of Charter's repeated failures to meet deployment guidelines and its continued efforts to mislead regulators, it could "no longer in good faith and conscience allow it to operate in New York".

Telecom regulators have ordered Charter Communications to unwind its 2016 merger with Time Warner Cable in NY, revoking the combined company's permission to operate in the state in a decision published Friday. Delays stalled the company's progress, however, and previous year Charter reached a settlement with the commission to lower its expansion requirements.

Spectrum is owned by Charter Communications, which merged with Time Warner Cable.

The Public Service Commission's order requires the company to maintain its service throughout the state while planning for a transition to a new company.

"Our 11,000 diverse and locally based workers, who serve millions of customers in the state every day, remain focused on delivering faster and better broadband to more New Yorkers, as we promised", the spokesman said.

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The commission's release claims that Charter failed to meet deadlines, attempted to skirt obligations to serve rural communities, employed unsafe practices in the field, failed to commit to the obligations of the initial agreement, and obfuscated its performance to both the commission and Spectrum customers throughout.

PSC Chairman John Rhodes said Charter is "simply not serving New Yorkers".

Charter denies that claim, however, and has said it is ahead of schedule. NY will not tolerate Charter's gaslighting its own customers into believing it is meeting its promises.

In the meantime, Charter must comply with all local franchises it holds in New York State and all obligations under Public Service Law and commission regulations.

NY regulators have revoked their approval of Charter Communications' merger with Time Warner Cable and ordered the company to find another cable provider for its more than 2 million customers in the state. And on Friday, the commission said it will seek to impose additional penalties. The company said it has extended its advanced broadband network to more than 86,000 NY homes and businesses since the merger agreement and is focused on continuing that work.