The PSC said it is ordering Charter to sell the former TWC system that it purchased in NY, and it's "bring [ing] an enforcement action in State Supreme Court to seek additional penalties for Charter's past failures and ongoing non-compliance".
"Charter's repeated failures to serve New Yorkers and honor its commitments are well documented and are only getting worse ..."
In addition to being kicked out of New York, Spectrum is also being hit with a $3 million fine and must have all operations run per usual while New York finds a replacement for the ISP's exisitng subscribers within 60 days.
Chad Hume, a longtime official overseeing telecommunications at the public service commission who retired in 2015, said he can't recall an action like this from the regulator in his decades in the industry.
New York State announced that Charter Communications' Spectrum is no longer permitted to serve customers in the Empire State.
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The cable company, which was formed when Charter and Time Warner Cable merged in 2016, hadn't extended service to 145,000 homes and businesses in the state that are in unserved or underserved areas in NY, according to a ruling from the state's Public Service Commission.
Today in a move many didn't think would happen NY ordered Chater to leave the state. Because of these misdeeds, the New York State Public Service Commission warned Charter that it could face franchise revocation in the state and additional penalties.
He added that the company tried to "mislead the public" by saying it had provided new service to 12,467 addresses in New York City, when in fact those households already had service.
Charter says it has extended broadband service to 86,000 homes and businesses.
"In the weeks leading up to an election, rhetoric often becomes politically charged", spokeswoman Shelley Loo told The Post. Friday's actions are meant to address Charter's failings and to ensure NY has a partner interested in the public good, not just lining its pockets. NY will not tolerate Charter's gaslighting its own customers into believing it is meeting its promises. "Charter must ensure no interruption in service is experienced by customers, and, in the event that Charter does not do so, the Commission will take further steps, including seeking injunctive relief in Supreme Court in order to protect NY consumers".