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Charter broadband backlash like a broken record

In a familiar sight for observers of the US broadband landscape, Charter Communications has been found guilty of failing to deliver on broadband upgrade promises, this week receiving a $1 million slap on the wrist by New York’s Public Services Commission (PSC). State officials have lost patience, in addition threatening Charter’s NYC franchise agreement, yet penalties must be more severe if internet service providers are to pay attention – setting examples not just for the US, but for the rest of the world. Time Warner Cable’s infrastructure isn’t exactly famed for its lighting speed and vast footprint, and following Charter’s takeover in 2016, the PSC claims the operator is way off track on plans to reach an additional 145,000 homes…

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