Brindisi Calling On PSC To Block Spectrum’s Rate Increase
Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi is calling on Congresswoman Claudia Tenney to join him in demanding the state Public Service Commission block Spectrum Cable's planned increase in rates and service charges.
Brindisi says adding over six-dollars a month to the bills of all Spectrum customers in New York who get both cable and internet service is "unacceptable."
“Spectrum has failed miserably to live up to its promises to the State of New York when it took over for Time Warner cable in 2016. My office has received well over one thousand complaints from Spectrum customers who in many cases have seen a near doubling of their cable rates in two years, along with sub-par customer service. Spectrum’s plans to again hike rates and surcharges for cable and internet customers simply rubs salt on the wounds of many cable customers who are fed up with a company that has become an unfortunate example of corporate indifference,” Brindisi said.
Earlier this year, Brindisi asked the Public Service Commission to investigate complaints his office continues to receive about sharp increases in cable rates for many customers—some as much as 40 percent higher in one year.
The PSC is giving Spectrum until Christmas Eve to come up with a plan for exiting New York in six months.