NY orders Charter out of state, says it must sell Time Warner Cable system

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The New York State Community Company Commission (PSC) these days voted to revoke its acceptance of Constitution Communications’ 2016 purchase of Time Warner Cable (TWC). The PSC said it is buying Constitution to promote the former TWC procedure that it obtained in New York, and is “deliver[ing] an enforcement motion in State Supreme Courtroom to seek additional penalties for Charter’s previous failures and ongoing non-compliance.”

Constitution has continuously unsuccessful to meet up with deadlines for broadband expansions that were demanded in trade for merger acceptance, condition officers mentioned. The PSC has steadily amplified the pressure on Charter with fines and threats, but Charter by no means agreed to variations demanded by point out officials.

As a result of modern vote, “Constitution is ordered to file within 60 times a prepare with the Commission to guarantee an orderly changeover to a successor service provider(s),” the PSC’s announcement said. “For the duration of the changeover system, Charter have to continue on to comply with all community franchises it holds in New York Condition and all obligations below the General public Services Legislation and the Commission laws. Constitution will have to make sure no interruption in services is experienced by clients, and, in the occasion that Charter does not do so, the Commission will take further more techniques, which include in search of injunctive aid in Supreme Court docket in purchase to shield New York buyers.”

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