Charter Communications will expand broadband internet access upstate under a tentative deal with New York regulators.
Under the proposed agreement, Charter will roll out broadband service to 145,000 upstate customers before October 2021 and pay $12 million to expand service in especially underserved rural areas.
The state's Department of Public Service announced the deal Friday. If formally approved by regulators the agreement would resolve a dispute between the state and Charter over upstate broadband access.
In a statement, the Stamford, Connecticut-based company said the settlement negates the need for a costly legal battle with the state.