New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood on Tuesday announced a record $174 million consumer fraud settlement with Charter Communications, the corporate name for Spectrum, which provides cable, internet and phone services across the state.
Governor Cuomo has outlined a bold initiative that he says will provide New York State with the fastest internet speed anywhere. During a Wednesday visit to Buffalo, he promised that the expanded broadband service will be available in all corners of the state, many of which currently have limited or no access.
The state's Public Service Commission is considering changes to existing low-income utility assistance, seeking ways to improve service for those who need it most. Activists say the current system is badly flawed and underfunded.
The $45 billion purchase of Time-Warner Cable by Comcast circled through the heavily wired UB North Campus for a public hearing Monday night, as the Public Service Commission considers the New York piece of the deal.