Attorney general’s case on behalf of League of Legends, Netflix customers and others is still ongoing

In early 2017, the Attorney General of the state of New York filed suit against the internet service provider formerly known as Time Warner Cable in that state. The scathing 87-page complaint alleged that TWC (now commonly known as Spectrum in the New York market) defrauded consumers by providing internet service that was much slower than advertised. Now, a public commission is demanding that the ISP create a plan to turn over its network, effectively kicking the company out.

As a result of the commission’s action, the ISP has 60 days to submit a plan “to ensure an orderly transition to a successor provider(s).”

In 2016, the New York State Public Service Commission approved the merger between Charter Communications and Time Warner, paving the way for Spectrum-branded internet service in that state. In a letter issued on July 27, 2018, it revoked that approval.

“Charter, doing business as Spectrum, has — through word and deed — made clear that it has no intention of providing the public benefits upon which the Commission’s earlier approval was conditioned,” the letter states. “In addition, the Commission directed Commission counsel to bring an enforcement action in State Supreme Court to seek additional penalties for Charter’s past failures and ongoing non-compliance. That enforcement action will be filed today in State Supreme Court in Albany.”

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