Questions remains after Charter-Spectrum settlement keeps provider in NYS

Now that the settlement between Charter Spectrum and the state is officially finalized, the cable company can start tackling its buildout goals to connect more New Yorkers to high-speed broadband.

But unanswered questions remain for the company, the state and consumers.

The settlement, reached last month, ended years of fighting between Charter and state regulators, who accused Charter of being “openly brazen” in ignoring rural buildout benchmarks agreed upon in the 2016 merger proceedings with Time Warner Cable.

The deal is separate from the $174.5 million settlement reached with the state Attorney General’s Office last year that gave some customers free HBO or Showtime or a direct refund.

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