Now that the the New York State Attorney General has reached a record $174 million settlement with Charter Spectrum over its failure to deliver promised internet speeds, Congressman-Elect Anthony Brindisi says the state still needs to hold the company accountable for other transgressions.
Brindisi had a protracted dispute with the cable and internet subscriber during the Summer over Spectrum’s refusal to air some of his campaign ads that were critical of the company.
Also this Summer, the New York Public Service Commission ruled that parent company Charter had failed to live up to promises that it would expand broadband service to more rural areas of the state.
Brindisi says his new district includes many areas that lack high-speed internet. “No more delays, no more extension of deadlines. We need to act. And either Spectrum has to show that they’re going to comply with the original order that they signed back in 2016 when they took over Time Warner Cable, or they need to be shown the door from New York State.”
The PSC has currently given Charter Spectrum until February 11th to either roll out a plan for expanding rural internet, or embark on a process of selling off its holdings in the state.
Brindisi says he has also heard from thousands of constituents complaining about recent increases in their Spectrum bills.