Brindisi Calls Settlement With Charter-Spectrum Great First Step
Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi says the major settlement between the New York Attorney General’s Office and Charter-Spectrum is a great first step, but he says it's important to make sure Spectrum meets its obligations to customers.
The AG's Office announced a $174 million consumer fraud settlement with Charter-Spectrum on Tuesday, the largest of its kind in U.S. history.
In a letter to the state Public Service Commission, Brindisi has asked the PSC to stop granting extensions to Spectrum to the deadline to file an exit plan.
The PSC revoked Spectrum's 2016 acquisition of Time-Warner Cable's assets in New York last July and gave the company 60 days to file a six month exit plan.
Since then, it has received several extensions.
"I certainly want to thank the several thousand people who took time to e-mail, call and write to my office. It is clear that the public outcry against Spectrum has been heard, and many customers will see relief, but I want to make sure that this company meets its obligations under the law to its customers," Brindisi said.