ALBANY – Spectrum’s parent company Charter was fined $2 million Thursday after state officials ruled they failed to expand cable service as promised.
New York State’s Public Service Commission imposed the fine after rejecting Charter’s claims that it had met obligations to expand the network of Time Warner Cable when they bought it in 2016.
Charter had agreed to expand its network to about 145,000 unserved or underserved homes by May 2020 as a condition for merger.
State officials said their investigation shows that Charter failed to meet its obligations to expand the reach of its network to unserved and underserved customers at the required pace.
The cable giant disagreed, saying they expanded its network as promised.