State wants Charter/Spectrum out: What that means for you

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – The clock is ticking for Charter/Spectrum to come up with a plan to transition its services to a new provider.

The New York State Public Service Commission on Friday announced it was revoking the company’s merger with Time Warner and giving them 60 days to come up with a transition plan and leave the State.

The announcement has left many wondering what will happen to TV and Internet service the company now provides.

Here are some of the most common questions received by NewsChannel 9 and answers to them.

What happens with Charter/Spectrum customers in 60 days?

PSC’s order requires Charter to file a transition plan within 60 days to ensure an orderly transition to a successor provider, which will be subject to Commission review and approval.  In the meantime, the company is required to comply with the Public Service law and franchise obligations, and Charter must maintain service to its customers.

Will whoever succeeds Charter/Spectrum be required to further the rural broadband buildout promised when the company merged with Time Warner Cable? 

It is one of the main contentions for the PSC action, that Charter/Spectrum didn’t extend service as promised.   The company is required to comply with the Public Service law and franchise obligations, and Charter must maintain service to its customers.

What happens to the current 11,000 Charter/Spectrum workers? 

Charter/Spectrum is required to comply with the Public Service law and franchise obligations, and Charter must maintain service to its customers it is. As a result, it is not anticipated there should be a disruption to the workforce.

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