NY moves to oust cable provider Spectrum

30 July, 2018, 02:35 | Author: Martin Tyler
  • New York regulators and the cable giant have been locked in a battle over the rollout of broadband internet in rural parts of the state

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.

It wasn't immediately clear what the rejection means for Charter.

"All New Yorkers deserve fast, reliable broadband, and Charter's merger commitments in New York were created to help bring that about".

In addition, attorneys for the state public service commission will seek fines on Charter of $100,000 per day until the company fulfills its promise to extend connectivity to households and businesses that have slow or no internet connection.

Company Spectrum - the largest in the state provider of cable, Internet and phone services, with more than two million NY subscribers in Manhattan, Staten island, Queens and parts of Brooklyn, as well as in such major cities of the state like Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany.

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The commission said it will begin a special proceeding or action in the New York State Supreme Court to seek penalties for Charter's violations.

The decision came after more than a year of administrative enforcement efforts to get Charter to comply with the commission's merger order, the release said.

"Charter's non-compliance and brazenly disrespectful behavior toward New York State and its customers necessitates the actions taken today seeking court-ordered penalties for its failures, and revoking the Charter merger approval", added Commission Chair John B. Rhodes. As a result of Charter's adamant refusal to abide by the conditions of the merger approval, the commission ordered Charter to develop a transition plan.

Charter says it has extended broadband service to 86,000 homes and businesses.

The commission's January 2016 approval of Charter and Time Warner (now Spectrum) merging was contingent on the new company bringing broadband internet service to 36,250 new addresses per year for four years.

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Shares of Charter (chtr) initially fell more than 2% on the news, but quickly recovered.

As well, the PSC said, "despite missing every network expansion target since the merger was approved in 2016, Charter has falsely claimed in advertisements it is exceeding its commitments to the state and is on track to deliver its network expansion". During the transition process, Charter must continue to comply with all local franchises it holds in NY state and all obligations under the Public Service Law and the commission regulations.

It remains to be seen if other states will follow New York's example in attempting to hold broadband providers accountable for their service to residents across the United States. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not shied away from criticizing Charter for its delays; in May, he foreshadowed regulators' decision by saying the public service commission had initiated "legal action" against the company.

Charter is the largest cable provider in the state. "I am pleased that the PSC is taking these serious concerns to heart, and is looking out for the hundreds of thousands of Spectrum customers across the state being shortchanged when it comes to cable and Internet service".

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