PSC approves settlement with Spectrum parent company

ALBANY – The State Public Service Commission approved an agreement with Charter Communications – Spectrum – to resolve disputes over the commission’s network expansion condition that was contained in its approval of the company’s purchased of Time Warner Cable back in 2016.

The company provides services to a large portion of the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Under terms of the agreement on Wednesday, Charter will expand its network to provide high-speed broadband service to 145,000 residences and businesses entirely in Upstate New York and will pay an additional $12 million to expand broadband service to additional premises.

The agreement with the PSC requires Charter’s expansion to be completed by September 30, 2021.

In 2016, the PSC issued an order conditionally approving the merger of Charter and Time Warner Cable. A dispute late arose between Charter and the state agency concerning the network expansion conditions imposed by the commission on that approval.

The approved agreement resolves that dispute without any further litigation.

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