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Ortt sends letter to PSC over Charter decision

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Wed, Aug 1st 2018 01:15 pm
On Tuesday, Republican New York State Sen. Rob Ortt announced he sent a letter to the New York State Public Service Commission regarding its recent decision to revoke Charter's license to operate in New York. Last week, the PSC deemed Charter Communications has failed in its agreed-upon build-out promises, leading to disputes between the telecom company and the state.
"Many families who were depending on Charter to deliver broadband are now questioning whether or not they will be left in the dark with regard to high-speed internet," Ortt said. "I support the state's desire to hold Charter accountable, but I also worry about the underserved communities who are no closer to receiving the high-speed internet they were promised."
Combined, Niagara and Orleans counties were scheduled to receive just over $230,000 in funding from the New York State Broadband Program Office, relying heavily upon the terms of Charter's proposed build-out.
"Since all of the funds included in the New NY Broadband Program have already been awarded, the revocation of Charter's license to operate spells trouble for those residents of Niagara and Orleans who were in Charter's proposed build-out network," Ortt said.
Download the letter HERE (PDF).

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