Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for an investigation into today's Time Warner Cable internet outage that effected more than 11-million customers.

Cuomo has directed the State Department of Public Service to investigate the outage as part of its review of Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner.

n addition, the Department will include its analysis of this event in its ongoing study of the telecom industry, which is exploring potential changes to the regulatory landscape pertaining to telephone, internet and cable.

The governor says internet service is a vital link to our daily lives and telecommunications companies have a responsibility to deliver reliable service to their customers.