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Charter Communications, the corporate name for Spectrum cable and internet services, released a statement on Thursday related to its advertising, in the wake of a heated dispute with the New York State Public Service Commission.

The New York State Public Service Commission has laid down the law to Charter Communications - the parent company of Spectrum - in a scathing order, for failing to meet the terms set when Charter acquired Time Warner Cable in 2016.

Eileen Buckley / WBFO News

The New York State Public Service Commission is proposing a $3.9 million settlement over the way NYSEG and Rochester Electric & Gas responded to the March 2017 windstorm.

The New York State Public Service Commission on Thursday gave the green light to former Buffalo Sabres owner Tom Golisano. The PSC approved the sale of local broadband company Greenlight Networks to Golisano's Grand Oaks GLN, LLC. 

Tom Magnarelli / WRVO News

The New York State Public Service Commission has approved National Grid rate hikes.

Lawsuit against NY's nuclear subsidies can proceed

Jan 30, 2018
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An attempt by New York State to dismiss a lawsuit against its program that supports financially struggling nuclear power plants with fees collected on ratepayer's utility bills has been rejected.

National Grid

National Grid has been given tentative approval for an over 10 percent rate hike that will likely take effect in the spring.

Eileen Buckley / WBFO News

The New York State Public Service Commission says it has completed its investigation into the windstorm in March that swept through the region and it has determined that NYSEG and RG&E had a poor response to storm restoration.

Assembly Democrats grilled Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s energy officials for more than four hours Monday about a plan executed by the Public Service Commission and a major energy company that will keep three upstate nuclear power plants alive for the next 12 years.


National Fuel

New York's Public Service Commission has approved a rate increase for National Fuel, but a much lower increase than the utility had requested.

Gabe Altieri / WSKG News

The New York Public Service Commission could make a decision this week that would have a big impact on the state's solar industry. Advocates for small solar producers worry they will be left behind.

Joel Ulrich / National Public Radio

Two years ago, the state banned hydrofracking of natural gas within the state’s borders. However, a group of Cornell scientists who study the effects of climate change say New Yorkers are using more natural gas than ever.

NYS Power Authority

New York regulators are launching a comprehensive review of energy service companies, saying the competitive residential market created by utility deregulation hasn't lived up to its promise.

Nuclear plant sale faces critical deadline

Nov 17, 2016
Nuclaer Regulatory Commission

The New York State Public Service Commission is meeting today to approve the sale of the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant on the shore of Lake Ontario. It is one of two deadlines New York state must meet this week in order to ensure the nuclear plant does not close.

The battle is heating up over a statewide electric rate increase to subsidize upstate nuclear power plants that pits Governor Andrew Cuomo against a coalition of "good-government groups."

The Empire Center

Electric utility customers across New York state could see a jump in their bills next year. New York state's Public Service Commission is pushing through a rate hike that includes millions of dollars in corporate welfare. 

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Local residents and customers of National Fuel gas are trying to challenge the company’s proposed rate hike. They shared their concerns during a hearing by the Public Service Commission at Buffalo’s downtown central library on Wednesday.

Activists went out to Williamsville last night to protest the request of National Fuel to raise its charges for delivering natural gas.


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A large crowd in the Central Library Downtown Wednesday night told the Public Service Commission the area needs high-speed internet connections and isn't getting them. Among those urging the PSC to take action are members of the Communications Workers of America, who are currently working for Verizon without a contract.


Chris Caya WBFO News

Community activists and elected officials are once again calling on Verizon to provide FiOS service in the City of Buffalo and they're looking to the New York State Public Service Commission for help. 

Public meeting on cable merger set for Monday

Jun 16, 2014

The public gets a chance to offer its thoughts Monday evening on the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

The State Public Service Commission is extending a  public comment period on whether it’s a good idea for Verizon to stop providing land line service  to some customers and supply a wireless telephone connection instead.